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Old 05-12-2006, 10:57 AM   #1
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Question configuring sendmail

im trying to configure sendmail.. Few months before i started the thread for the same purpose and got the solution, but thats not helping now.. I dontknow what is the problem im facing... The scenario is

1. Machine is behind the firewall.
2. We have a smtp server that we are supposed to use.
3. Im interested in basic mail delivery system.
4. I guess the smtp server will be the relay server too.
5. My machine can act as a client to that smtp server.

The above is the scenario in which i have to use sendmail. i browsed many websites and found nothing useful ( may be i couldn understand what they are trying to say ).. i tired of trying with all the instructions given..
Can anyone please give me simple steps to configure sendmail to send a mail through my smtp server? it would be a great help for me.. Also pl suggest some websites where i can start from sendmail basics..

Thanks in advance,
Old 05-12-2006, 12:54 PM   #2
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This is how I set mine up to relay to blueyonder server. In /etc/mail/

# "Smart" relay host (may be null)

# dnl define(`SMART_HOST',`')

And that works for me.

*edit - search for Smart and SMART should bring you to those lines


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