Mail in a Jail
Ruben de Groot
mail25 at bzerk.org
Tue Jan 13 02:33:51 PST 2004
On Mon, Jan 12, 2004 at 06:20:17PM -0700, Brent Wiese typed:
> > Hi,
> > I run my web sites from a jail. The time has come that i now
> > need to send an
> > email from one of those sites using the mail() function in php.
> > I would like to know, what files do i need to be able to send
> > mail from the
> > jail using the mail command. The box is using sendmail as its
> > mta, and is
> > running 4.9 release.
This configuration (sendmail + php in a jail) should work out-of-the-box.
It does on all our servers (4.8 - 5.2). What kind of problems are you
> This plagued me too. I found a very easy solution: esmtp in the ports.
> A few catches:
> 1: You need an external SMTP server that will relay the mail for you. I was
> unable to get it to talk to the main host's SMTP, probably a "feature" of
> jailing... Luckily, I have another box on the LAN who's sole purpose is to
> relay mail for machines on the LAN.
> 2: After you install esmtp, change your sendmail links (/usr/sbin/sendmail
> at least I think) to point at it.
> 3: If you compiled PHP w/ a non-existent sendmail, you have to recompile.
> It's a little confusing, but if you dig far enough in the docs, mail() will
> not compile if sendmail doesn't exist (it tests).
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