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Old 07-06-2004, 05:04 AM   #1
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Help to Sendmail newbie

Hi to all,

I want to install and configure sendmail on my RH linux 6.1 by sendmail.8.12.9.tar file. I have already installed linux as server mode. And it is running sendmail by default. when I telnet my linux box on port 25 it gives response 220 localhost.localdomain ESMTP Sendmail 8.9.3/8.9.3

Here I want to install sendmail from start level, tell me how can I remove currently running sendmail? How can I compile sendmail? how can I install sendmail after compilation? What is m4? Should I configure or

Please help me with detail thanks in advance.
Old 07-06-2004, 05:49 AM   #2
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Net over to - most, if not all of your questions are fully answered there if I remember correctly.
Old 07-06-2004, 05:58 AM   #3
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Just wondering, ever considered postfix? A lot simpler to setup and administer.
Old 07-06-2004, 07:39 AM   #4
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m4 is used to convert the .mc file into a .cf file.

To remove sendmail

#rpm -e sendmail

from a terminal window.

Last edited by ppuru; 07-06-2004 at 07:41 AM.


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