Sendmail question

Noel Jones noeldude at
Fri Jul 27 04:32:16 UTC 2007

On 7/26/07, Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at> wrote:
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> Dylan Smith wrote:
> > 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.
> >> 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.
> > Thanks for that little suggestion.
> > Would this mean that i could just disable sendmail
> > totally(sendmail_enable="none")?
> Hmmm... no one seems to have cottoned onto the 'requires
> authentication' statement in the original message.  As far as I can
> tell, ssmtp only allows authentication via the use of cryptographic
> certificates -- which is probably the most secure way of doing
> authentication but also tends not to be supported on many mail
> systems.

a fairly simple mail client that supports authentication:

Noel Jones

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