Sendmail Newbie Question

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Thu Feb 19 13:51:30 PST 2004

dps wrote:
[ ... ]
> 1) How to I monitor the sendmail log

Sendmail uses syslog to log messages to /var/log/maillog.

> 2) Do I need to do anything special with respect to DNS to get sendmail
> to be able to send outside of localhost

In your circumstances, what you want to do is configure your sendmail to relay 
all external mail to your ISP's mail server, which can be done by setting 
SMART_HOST in /etc/mail/ appropriately.


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