Sendmail client configuration to connect to ISP's SMTP server

Lane Holcombe lane at
Sun Dec 27 03:31:22 UTC 2009

On Sun, 2009-12-27 at 01:13 +0100, Polytropon wrote: 
> On Sat, 26 Dec 2009 17:50:39 -0600, Lane Holcombe <lane at> wrote:
> > Check out SMART_HOST in /usr/src/contrib/sendmail/cf/README
> I'm using the SMART_HOST functionality, too. But there's
> no authentification (username + password). The relay I'm
> using - my ISP's - seems to be happy with a valid IP from
> their range.
See if /usr/ports/mail/sendmail-sasl is what you need

My ISP requires authentication, so I had to install that port and then
add the "AuthInfo" line in /etc/mail/access

My ISP is only using plain authentication, but sasl will work for more
exotic needs, I understand.

But, of course, if it ain't broke then don't try to fix it :)

~ The bikeshed should be orange for this to work properly ...

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