sendmail not working?

Alex Zbyslaw xfb52 at
Thu Mar 15 13:38:43 UTC 2007

Nagy László Zsolt wrote:

> I'm sorry, I did not paste all lines related to sendmail. Here are the 
> options:
> messias# cat /etc/rc.conf | grep sendm
> sendmail_enable="NO"
> sendmail_submit_enable="NO"
> sendmail_outbound_enable="NO"
> sendmail_msp_queue_enable="NO"
> messias# cat /etc/rc.conf | grep postf


> postfix-2.3.5,1     A secure alternative to widely-used Sendmail
> I know it is not the newest, but should work.

Things changed in the way postfix is installed,  In particular old ports 
required sendmail_enable="YES" and some substitutions to various 
sendmail commands.

To be sure you did the right thing you would have to look at the 
pkg-message *from the version of the port that you installed*.

An old port should work, but you have to make sure that you followed the 
instructions from that port.

I can't tell whether this is the case for you or not.

Either way, it might help to get the latest version of the port (either 
cvsup/portsnap/csup, or just downloading the latest port from and 
download whichever version it is you have and overwrite the version in 
/usr/ports (after backing it up :-))


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