SMTP stupid question

Joel Hatton freebsd-questions at
Thu Jun 7 10:54:42 UTC 2007

On Thu, 7 Jun 2007 11:58:31 +0200, Albert Shih wrote:
>I want to configure a FreeBSD box without sendmail-daemon but I want all
>all mail sent to my smtp-server.
>For that I put

I haven't used FEATURE(`msp') before, but you'll need to enable the last
three lines above. By default, FreeBSD should be configured properly if
you don't include _any_ of the above lines in your /etc/rc.conf at all.
Grep for 'sendmail' in /etc/defaults/rc.conf and you'll see what is already

On a new system, all you should have to do to set up mail is (if in single
user mode you have to set hostname first):

cd /etc/mail
make install
make start

If you are running 'make' on a running system after editing you won't actually be installing the right file....

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