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Old 03-12-2009, 10:35 PM   #1
Lenard Spencer
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Sendmail configuration question


I have a small server with a Wordpress blog, and I need to configure sendmail as 'send only' to send out email notifications to new users. I'm running Slamd64 12.1 with sendmail 8.13. Any suggestions? Thanks.
 
Old 03-13-2009, 06:11 AM   #2
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In /etc/mail/sendmail.mc, check

define(`SMART_HOST', `smtp.your.provider')dnl
 
Old 03-13-2009, 01:47 PM   #3
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In /etc/mail/sendmail.mc, check

define(`SMART_HOST', `smtp.your.provider')dnl
That worked (partially). Now I don't get the 'connection refused' message when I do a 'sendmail -v', but I get a bounceback in my mailbox with my ISP complaining about needing a 'valid sender domain'. How do I get sendmail to use my domain name (www.lenardspencer.com) instead of the computer's name (server.lenardspencer.com)? When I change /etc/hosts and /etc/HOSTNAME to reflect the domain name, the Apache server refuses to connect. So right now I have one or the other, but not both.
 
Old 03-16-2009, 06:26 PM   #4
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I have finally solved my dilemma. I DUMPED Sendmail and went with Postfix. MUCH easier to configure, and it does what *I* want.
 
  


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