Off topic but sendmail help needed

Rob freebsd at
Sat Apr 10 14:23:31 PDT 2004

Thanks for the help,

I have got my mc file all ready to go with the dnsbl lines I need, but when
I try to make I get this error:

make: don't know how to make install. Stop

I've been going around in circles with this all day and it's making me nuts.

-----Original Message-----
From: Warren Block [mailto:wblock at]
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2004 5:17 PM
To: Rob
Cc: freebsd-questions at
Subject: Re: Off topic but sendmail help needed

On Sat, 10 Apr 2004, Rob wrote:

> I have a freebsd box that was configured by Interland. They offer no
> on sendmail configuration and I would like to add some of the dnsbl lists
> stop some of the spam received by the server.

The FreeBSD /etc/mail/Makefile makes this pretty easy.

Edit the /etc/mail/ file.  If you don't have one, I think the
first make will create it.  Add this type of line for the DNSBLs you
want to use (warning: one long line):

FEATURE(`dnsbl', `', `"554 Mail from " $&{client_addr} "
rejected, site listed on"')

Important note: please don't use any DNSBL without at least reading
their policies.  Misunderstanding are way too easy to make.

Then do a 'make all install restart' and it's done.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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