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Old 01-10-2004, 06:01 PM   #1
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Sendmail question

Hey all

I have 2 questions:

1. How do u change the From address that is set as localhost.localdomain as default (as i wanted

2. Is Sendmail still the preferred mail utility for linux? I used QMail once and it seemed to work just as well but was easier to setup...

Old 01-10-2004, 06:06 PM   #2
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Sendmail is definitly NOT the perferred mail utility. At least not according to me or any of the other linux admins I know. I use qmail myself but if I were setting up a mail server now I would probably go with postfix. Only because qmail requires so many patches to the source to get all the functionality I use.
Old 01-10-2004, 07:03 PM   #3
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You need to configure your file for the domain you want to use for it.

As the preferred, well, it does come with just about every distro by default, but I wouldn't necessarily say its the best. Its a beast none the less and most prefer alternatives as sendmail is not very userfriendly to configure, etc.


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