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Re: Which mail transport should I use.



On Thu, 2005-09-22 at 10:00 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-09-22 at 07:51, Alexander Dalloz wrote:
> > > 
> > > It seems to me that sendmail is overly complicated to do this simple task,
> > > any suggestions on what to use or how to do is very much appreciated.
> > 
> > I disagree. What you want is easy to achieve running Sendmail. But
> > without reading a bit of the documentation you won't get that far, of
> > course.
> 
> But be careful what you read.  The fedora distribution supplies an
> intentionally-broken sendmail.cf so you have to rebuild it if you
> want to receive mail from outside at all.  However if you have
> installed the sendmail-devel, you get a Makefile in /etc/mail
> that automates all the grunge work after edits. 
> 
1.  The rebuild occurs automatically when you do a "service sendmail
restart"

2.  There are a few config files in /etc/mail that you put the changes
in and it works.  Notably domaintable, virtusertable, and access seem to
do all that is needed.

> > /etc/mail/sendmail.mc is to be edited. It already contains a prepared
> > and commented smart host entry (nearly at top). Then either give your
> > mail host a valid FQDN so Sendmail can detect it (make sure the first
> > dotted FQDN in /etc/hosts is that name). As an alternate you can
> > activate the masquerading settings which are too already prepared in
> > sendmail.mc.
> 
> You might have to consult some other docs about what to change in
> sendmail.mc, but don't follow their instructions about how to
> rebuild sendmail.cf.  Just type 'make' in the /etc/mail directory
> and then restart sendmail. Likewise for the other files where
> you normally have to rebuild databases - but you don't have to
> restart sendmail for those (access, etc.).
> 
> -- 
>   Les Mikesell
>     lesmikesell gmail com
> 
> 


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