Adding Mailboxes for SendMail

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Mon Jul 18 07:46:05 GMT 2005

This isn't a function of sendmail it's a function of mail.local
which is a local delivery program called by sendmail.

When you add a userID to /etc/password then mail.local
that is called by Sendmail will know to accept mail.


>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-freebsd-questions at
>[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of Gerard Seibert
>Sent: Sunday, July 17, 2005 1:09 PM
>To: freebsd-questions at
>Subject: Adding Mailboxes for SendMail
>I know someone will say, RTFM, and I am doing that; however, I am in a
>hurry and need an answer faster than I can read the O'Reilly Sendmail
>I need to add new mailboxes for email. In the /var/mail directory are
>all of the default users, etc. on this computer. I need to add new email
>addresses that Sendmail will deliver to. So far, I have not been able to
>accomplish this feat. I welcome any assistance.
>Gerard E. Seibert
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