sendmail to a smarthost?

Zhang Weiwu zhangweiwu at
Mon Feb 9 01:33:14 PST 2004

Allan Bowhill wrote:

>On  0, Zhang Weiwu <weiwuzhang at> wrote:
>:Hello. In my LAN the DNS server is my ADSL modem ... small device that 
>:cannot do MX type of address lookup. I wish to configure a fax server 
>:(FreeBSD 5.2 + Hylafax) in the LAN to send emails to a group of people upon 
>:receiving fax. The problem is hylafax fax server can only use sendmail to 
>:send fax notification, but sendmail can send out emails only when it knows 
>:receipiant's MX ip.
>:The only way I can think of is to let sendmail send mails by using my ISP's 
>:smtp server (need login). But I read sendmail(8), I didn't find how to 
>:configure sendmail to do this, nor did I find such information on the 
>:handbook. I'm not familiar with sendmail config.
>:I hope I'm clear:) What should I do now? Do you have something to suggest 
>:me to read? Thank you.
>Try reading Simon Barner's tutorial on setting up FreeBSD for workstations.
Oh this article is really helpful, I'm reading it .. it is really long.
But my situation is pertty typical; I believe many people are like me to 
rely on ISP's authenticated smtp server. Must things be so complicated 
for those people like me, as  said in that article?
Isn't there a replacement of sendmail to do simple mail transfer by just 
asking a smtp server to do everything?

Thank you.

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