stopping sendmail completely

Choy Kho Yee khoyee at
Wed Oct 13 22:44:41 PDT 2004

Hi, I wish to stop sendmail from starting during boot up completely
since I don't need it. And I found this on the net:

 > By the way, if getting rid of Sendmail is your goal, then
 > sendmail_enable="NONE", while working, is not the best solution.
 > sendmail_enable, like the other sendmail_* knobs, is an rc.sendmail
 > setting, and you can easily disable even loading rc.sendmail by 
 > the mta_startup_script knob to an empty string ("").

Does this mean that I only need to add the entry:
in /etc/rc.conf to stop sendmail completely?


Choy Kho Yee

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