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Author Topic: System services - sendmail  (Read 2447 times)
« on: April 15, 2009, 03:26:06 PM »

I have always been a sendmail user, so I installed that instead or exim or postfix. Here are my results:
o apt-get install sendmail worked great - started up fine
o Could not receive mail and I found in the m4 file that it was configured to listen only to locahost.
o I edited sendmail.cf instead of the m4 file - so wrong I know...
o Make sure your /etc/hosts file has the hostname you want to use for a mail server greeting.
o Found that my favorite text client, pine, was not easy to get for debian. An apt-cache search pine revealed a little proggy called "alpine". Works like pine, smells like pine... good enough.

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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2009, 03:15:04 PM »

If I remember right, Sendmail used to be easier to set up because the documentation back then was more organized....

The best thing I ever did was comment in the beginning of my sendmail.mc the setup process:

# make access.db -C /etc/mail
# m4 /usr/share/sendmail-cf/m4/cf.m4 sendmail.mc > sendmail.cf
# makemap hash /etc/mail/access < /etc/mail/access

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