Sendmail question

Dylan Smith dylan at
Thu Jul 26 12:07:30 UTC 2007

Eric Crist wrote:
> 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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Thanks for that little suggestion.
Would this mean that i could just disable sendmail 


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