relay host in sendmail?

jekillen jekillen at
Sat Dec 8 13:44:01 PST 2007

On Dec 8, 2007, at 12:21 PM, Christian Walther wrote:

> Hi,
> On 08/12/2007, jekillen <jekillen at> wrote:
>> Hello:
>> I am using Absolute BSD, Second Ed.
>> and am looking in the section on Sendmail.
>> I cannot find where to specify a relay host.
>> I have a hosts that originate mail to remote
>> recipients but use a mail hub (Postfix) on
>> another machine on local network to
>> relay this mail to the outside. It is not spam.
>> These messages will be used to verify web
>> client supplied e-mail addresses.
>> Thank you in advance;
>> Jeff K
> you can specify a smart host in (or the mc-file created
> for your host). The macro you need is already in there, you just need
> to uncomment it. It's something like:
> dnl Dialup users should uncomment and define this appropriately
> define(`SMART_HOST', `')
This looks like it is for dial up modem connection to an isp's mail 
But I do not see why it would not work for a relay host on the local 
I have static ip addresses on DSL service. I will have to refresh my 
on what is a smart host. This relay host would also relay the response 
to an
email verification message back to the originating host. And I am 
that would be a virtual domain alias in the relay host. I am learning 
as I go
Thank you for your help. Much appreciated
Jeff K

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