[sclug] Intranet Email

ed ed at s5h.net
Thu Jul 26 19:39:45 UTC 2007

On Thu, 26 Jul 2007 20:15:24 +0100
Phillip Chandler <phillip.chandler at ntlworld.com> wrote:

> A technical question for you. Ive been asked to setup a home lan, in a
> building where there are 10 tenants, who want to share an 8mb internet
> connection.
> A couple are serious users, while others are just email checkers and
> surfers.
> The question is : Is it possible to set them all up, so they can send
> each other an internal email. They dont have a domain name, so we're
> thinking whether its possible to send an internal email to a static IP
> address. Everyones IP address will be setup as static.

You will need an email server of some sorts. Your users don't all sound
like the sort of people who have /usr/sbin/sendmail installed.

You're welcome to use a subdomain of s5h.net if you wish, this is
available for free on my site (in a somewhat unmaintained state).

Sending an email to an IP address, for what it's worth, is done like


however, an SMTP server needs to be listening on that to handle the

You might be better off using a jabber server to handle the messages,
but I don't think there is a broadcast on that.

Have you thought about setting up a free email list? freelists.org
might be of use, this would avoid having to setup any mail servers and

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