Tunnel SMTP over ssh

James Knott james.knott-bJEeYj9oJeDQT0dZR+AlfA at public.gmane.org
Sat Jul 24 19:19:00 UTC 2004

Noah John Gellner wrote:
> I am travelling with my laptop and would like to be able to send mail
> from evolution and kmail. At home I have a server running postfix
> which sends mail by relaying it to my local ISP. I would like to set my
> laptop up relay mail to my home server which would then send it via my
> local ISP. I would like to do this relaying using an ssh tunnel. I
> currently use shared keys to make my ssh connections so interactive
> authentication is not required.
> My question is what do I need to set up on my laptop to send the mail
> and what changes to I need to make to my server's postfix configuration
> to make this relaying possible?

I have done similar, using the CIPE VPN.  What I did, was set up a route 
for the smtp server, via my home network, whenever the VPN was running.
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