dan at slightlystrange.org
Thu May 15 11:45:55 PDT 2003
On Thu, May 15, 2003 at 11:56:13AM -0600, massey at rmci.net wrote:
> Currently I have Sendmail just sending alerts via the log files but not
> sending in/out e-mail.
> Can I setup Qmail or Postfix and use them for my Domain name and still
> have Sendmail do the other job??
No need - if you install another SMTP server package, it can just as happily
do what sendmail currently does.
> If not how do I change the defaults to use say Qmail rather than Sendmail.
A few things need to be done -
in /etc/rc.conf, set sendmail_enable="NONE", to stop the system starting
sendmail at boot time;
kill any sendmail processes that are still around;
install and configure the SMTP server of your choice;
edit /etc/mail/mailer.conf so that anything that wants to use SMTP services
gets pointed at the right binaries. See man mailwrapper for more details
about /etc/mail/mailer.conf and what it can do for you. Be aware, though,
that not all sendmail-like interfaces are equal - you may need to tweak
certain other things on the system to get the new SMTP server to play nicely
in all its guises - it's well worth the effort, though, if like me, you find
reading the sendmail config file makes you feel your grip on reality is
deserting you ;-)
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