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Re: Sendmail



 

On Thu, 2009-02-05 at 18:57 -0500, Steven W. Orr wrote:
> ,On Thursday, Feb 5th 2009 at 08:23 -0000, quoth Timothy Murphy:
> 
> =>Adil Drissi wrote:
> =>
> =>> I have successfully installed Mysql and PHP but I am unable to send email
> =>> via php. Sendmail is already installed apparently. I want to know if there
> =>> is a way to test email by sendmail command lines. Another thing is that
> =>> how to configure sendmail because i'm just a regular customer of an
> =>> internet provider. I know the provider's mail server parameters. Can
> =>> sendmail be used with these parameters?
> =>
> =>My ISP is called eircom.net .
> =>So I uncommented and edited the line
> =>define(`SMART_HOST', `smtp.eircom.net')dnl
> =>in /etc/mail/sendmail.mc ,
> =>and followed the instructions at the head of this file
> =>to give the command "make -C /etc/mail".
> =>
> =>I think that is all one normally needs to do.
> =>I certainly do not want to read a book about sendmail.
> =>
> =>The file /var/log/maillog gives information (too much information)
> =>about what happens to each mail message.
> 
> I'm certainly a proponent of always looking for low-hanging fruit, but in 
> this case, I'd have to say that running a sendmail server is certainly one 
> of those cases where you really can't know too much and that not knowing 
> enough is just going to cause problems.
> 
> So in the spirit of offering constructive comment, here is some of
> the sendmail section of my library:
> 
> * The Bat Book from O'Reilly. If that's all you have then you're not
>   going far. It's really a reference book.
> * The Sendmail Cookbook. Excellent to have around. I wish it was
>   twice as thick.
> * Linux Sendmail Administration by Craig Hunt. Very good
>   presentation.
> * Sendmail Performance Tuning by Christensen. Just what it says it
>   is.
> * Sendmail Milters by Costales Flynt. Once I thought I'd want to
>   write a milter. Still do, but it got pushed down the list.
> 
> * And last but not least, Sendmail Theory and Practice 2nd ed by
>   Vixie and Avolio. This is THE book and AFAICT, the ONLY place to
>   find out how to actually program sendmail. I'm not talking about
>   those namby pamby m5 macros. I'm taking about the good stuff. The
>   stuff that puts hair on your chest. The stuff that makes all those
>   gurly men cry.
> 
> R< $&h ! > $-.$+ ! $+   $@ $3 < @ $1.$2 >
> R$* $| <$*> <$={Tls}:$- + $+>$* $: <$2> <$3:$4> <$5> $1
> R<?> <$+> <$*> <$- $-> <$*>     $@ <$2> <$5>
> 
> -- 
Stephen,

Good Advice.... could not agree more!!!

Greg


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