Chapter 17. Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) Basics (Topic 108.3)

Mail Transfer Agents (MTAs) are a crucial part of an Internet-enabled system. The delivery and sending of email has been a key part of the Internet since its inception. For the LPI 102 exam, you must be familiar with the common MTAs available on modern Linux distributions, and some basic configuration of each. MTAs are complicated programs, but the LPI 102 exam will only question you on the basics.

This chapter covers Objective 3 of Topic 108:

Objective 3: Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) Basics

Candidates should be aware of the commonly available MTA programs and be able to perform basic forward and alias configuration on a client host. Other configuration files are not covered. Weight: 3.

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