xmail is a fully featured mail server. It is not a mail client.
To install xmail do the following:
ipkg install xmail ipkg install libstdc++ ) ipkg install ldconfig ) see http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/nslu2-general/message/4951
If you get an error about a missing syslogd dependency then do the following:
ipkg -force-depends install xmail
To install for optware:
ipkg-opt install xmail
it will install any dependence needed.
See the beginners instructions to start with. http://www.ubaight.com/xmail/xmailhandbook.html
These instructions are generic Linux so the pathnames for binaries etc are wrong. Use
Xmail consumes a lot of memory (for an NSLU2) - approximately 19MB. So far this hasn't seemed to impact my usage of the machine for squid, samba etc, but it may do on your system.
On dd-wrt router, it only consumes about 4 megs, version 1.25 of xmail
See the following mails for help:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nslu2-linux/message/5293 [fixing sendmail] http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nslu2-linux/message/5316 [initial testing] http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nslu2-linux/message/5333 [Outlook tests failing]
If you've got a stock NSLU2 and haven't installed syslogd-ng or any other syslog replacement (e.g. new busybox) and xmail works and is generating logs, please add a note to this wiki page to this effect. If xmail works but no logs are being generated them (again) please update this page. Once we know for certain if the standard unslung syslogd works we can change the dependency as appropriate.
Xmail works (both POP and SMTP), but is currently not generating any logs with BusyBox v0.60.4.