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Old 07-08-2003, 09:09 PM   #1
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Question Mail Server Issue


I was trying to configure my mail server <sendmail - linux 7.3> and I created a file called sendmail.cf. When I did this, my mail stopped working.

I deleted the file I created and now my mail still doesn't work.

What do I do? Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 07-09-2003, 02:43 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!

I'd like to start with a suggestion to instead give Postfix a try as an excellent drop in replacement for Sendmail. It's much more newbie friendly, more secure, works out of the box on most setups, and is just as powerful (arguably more). That said...

Where did you create your sendmail.cf file? What I'm guessing happened is that you already had a file with the same name in that directory, and when you wrote the file, it overwrote the current (working) one. You have a few options now, you can play with a new sendmail.cf file, getting all the options you need worked out, and [probably] eventually getting it back up and working; or
You can uninstall the sendmail rpm:
rpm -e sendmail
And then reinstall the packages that get removed, this should refresh those files that you have tweaked/removed. Be sure to backup anything that you have customized and know works if you choose this option.

Also... Maybe when you deleted the file, you didn't restart Sendmail so it would re-read the older/working conf file?

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Old 07-09-2003, 02:50 PM   #3
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Thanks MasterC

I will check out Postfix.

I was curious if you knew anything about Webppliance, because that is basically what I was working with when I created the sendmail.cf file <which wasn't there to begin with>. When I created the file sendmail.cf, that's when it messed up the Webppliance config.

Thanks again
 
Old 07-09-2003, 08:09 PM   #4
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No, I've never heard of it, but if you point me to a link I'll be happy to take a look

Great choice on checkin out Postfix.



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Old 07-09-2003, 08:20 PM   #5
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Here are a few sites

http://www.ensim.com/products/webppliance/linux.html

http://www.webhotellet.org/linuxensi...ebppliance.htm

http://www.netsonic.net/LWPPro-3.5/U..._about_mgr.htm

http://www.rackshack.net/english/sup...ianceadmin.pdf

And there you go Happy reading. BTW, I hate Redhat but the hosting company I am with only uses RH, I prefer Slack anyday. It's what I use to use, though, due to lack of use I forgot how to do things, hehe. It happens as we get older I suppose :P
 
  


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