Do I need to completely disable sendmail?
msherman77 at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 24 14:39:38 PDT 2006
I have the same four lines in rc.conf, but that is
because I installed postfix.
If you want to disable it completely, you'd use
sendmail_enable="NONE", but you wouldn't be able
receive messages sent by crontab, syslogd, etc.
--- Rob Gabaree <lists at rawb.net> wrote:
> I have a remote server that I don't plan on using
> for email as I have
> another server to handle that. My question is.. is
> it a bad idea to
> _completely_ disable sendmail on that machine?
> Right now /etc/
> rc.conf has:
> But I checked /var/log/maillog and saw about 5
> archives of messages
> that looked like this:
> Sep 24 03:01:09 ny sendmail: k8I719YD078452:
> return to sender: Cannot send message for 5 days
> Sep 24 03:01:09 ny sendmail: k8O71858063140:
> delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay,
> pri=49386, relay=
> [127.0.0.1], dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred: Connection
> refused by [127.0.0.1]
> So what should I do? Should I just have
> "sendmail_enable="NO"" in /
> etc/rc.conf, so only the incoming mail service is
> disabled? That way
> messages could be sent without the above errors? Or
> Thanks for any help.
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