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Old 08-28-2005, 05:59 PM   #1
John Velman
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: California
Distribution: Slackware 10.2
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Naive sendmail setup

It's me that's naive, not sendmail itself.

I just installed Slackware 10.1, and find from /usr/share/sendmail/README that

- "cf/" for people who are connected to the internet
(most probably via ethernet or dialup). This configuration is installed
by default.
But I apparently have to put things into various files located in /etc/mail, and run make in this directory in order to establish a couple of simple things like smarthost, local aliases, masquerading.

Are there some examples somewhere?

I've printed and looked quickly through the 96 pages or so of "SENDMAIL CONFIGURATION FILES", and it seems like this is material for at least a two week short course.

I have basically a single user machine, I connect to the outside via dhcp. I like to use Mutt for mail reading and sending. I occasionally use just plain mail from the console for something short and fast.

I used Postfix in my slack 9.1 installation, and I guess I'm going to uninstall sendmail, and procmail, and install Postfix and Maildrop from source. but I thought I'd ask if there is
[list=a][*]a good reason to stick with sendmail, and[*]an example of a simple set up[/list=a]

before I do that.


John Velman
Old 08-30-2005, 09:59 AM   #2
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Check out shilo's guide to slackware at the top of the slackware forum. He gives a basic set-up for sendmail.


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