Configuring default 6.0 install to send mail

Gayn Winters gayn.winters at
Thu Nov 10 03:20:58 GMT 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at 
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at] On Behalf Of 
> Brooke Landers
> Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2005 6:38 PM
> To: freebsd-questions at
> Subject: Configuring default 6.0 install to send mail
> Hello list. I am learning FreeBSD and I'd like to know how to 
> configure 
> Sendmail to simply forward mail although it seems it's doing this by 
> default. I can send mail, but it's being rejected since 
> doesn't resolve. I'm using internal 
> hosts that will 
> never have DNS entries.
> I'm looking for somewhere where I can specify that 
> user at mylocalhost can send 
> mail as user at I'm pretty sure that my mail would 
> be accepted if 
> I can do this.
> I don't want to set up a mail server, I'd just like to know 
> how I can get my 
> logs and admin mail forwarded to an external address. I 
> apologize for not 
> sending this to a sendmail list, but I figured there may be 
> something simple 
> and specific to FreeBSD that I have overlooked.
> Thank you for any help :)
> BL

Check out section 22.8 of the Handbook regarding ssmtp.  


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