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Old 01-10-2004, 06:01 PM   #1
AMMullan
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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 hostname.serviceprovider.co.nz)...

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 sendmail.cf 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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