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How to relay email to a list of addresses?

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June 16, 2012 5:29:22 AM

I am a member of the local rescue squad, and we are trying to figure out a way to send mass dispatch text messages out to a list of addresses via email. ( # @vtext.com, ect.) We can receive the information from dispatch in the form of an email. How can I relay the email received to a list of addresses?

I know this is a broad question, but I don't have much experience with email/exchange/linux, and we are trying to save some cash by doing all of the engineering in-house. An easy to manage linux solution would be preferred.

I do have solid knowledge of Cisco and active directory.

Thanks!
June 16, 2012 6:27:32 AM

how about subscribe the email addresses to a mailing list?
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June 16, 2012 8:14:30 PM

I'm not quite sure how this would be accomplished though. I would like to set up a linux box that would receive the email, and then re-send it to the mailing list. Does anyone have any suggestions on what linux platform or program that would be the best to do this?
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June 16, 2012 8:28:26 PM

It's fairly easy to redirect mail to a group in Linux. Here's a link showing how you would do it with Sendmail: http://www.bga.org/~lessem/psyc5112/usail/mail/aliasing... . What is not quite so easy is to set up a secure email server that is going to interact with the outside world. It's really beyond the bounds of an answer here to detail how to do that. There are a host of things you can do wrong which would probably end up with your server being listed on various Internet blacklists.

Is it possible for you to use a gmail account (for example) for this purpose? That would save you the complications of having to maintain and secure a mail server. Here is a link showing how you can forward a gmail address to multiple users: http://www.techerator.com/2009/06/how-to-automatically-... .
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