Sendmail question

Eric Crist mnslinky at
Thu Jul 26 11:53:42 UTC 2007

On Jul 26, 2007, at 4:54 AMJul 26, 2007, Dylan Smith wrote:

> I am currently on the last stages of setting up a FreeBSD 6.2- 
> STABLE File and Network Application Server. One of my last tasks is  
> to simple forward all mail from root out through my isp's SMTP 
> (requires authentication) server and to an email account i have  
> elsewhere. That is to say i have no purpose for a mail server other  
> than to handle mail from things like periodic and to move that mail  
> elsewhere.
> Can this be easily accomplished? If so are there any guides/how- 
> to's? I have done a search around my usual BSD sites and books and  
> found nothing that is easily modified to my circumstances.
> Thanks, Dylan.

It can be done, but it's a PITA with Sendmail.  Look into /usr/ports/ 
mail/ssmtp.  We use it on our systems here where we need to simply  
get root's email off the box.  Simple configuration file, works well.

Eric Crist

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