killing sendmail, using exim

William O'Higgins william.ohiggins at
Thu Jun 5 04:23:13 PDT 2003

On Thu, Jun 05, 2003 at 07:06:02PM +0800, Robert Storey wrote:
>Sendmail is the default MTA, but I have Exim installed and now would like that to be my mail server. I'd like to be able to kill Sendmail startup permanently, and have Exim start at boot time, but I'm not sure how to do this.
>I did make an attempt. I edited /etc/rc.conf thus:
>  sendmail_enable="NO"

Use sendmail_enable="NONE"

>I did a grep though the BSD FAQ and the handbook - both had only one sentence mentioning Exim, saying nothing other than it exists. "FreeBSD Unleashed" wasn't much more enlightening, so any advice will be appreciated.

Read the exim FAQ ( on FreeBSD for further pointers, as
well as checking the archives of this very list.



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