question about Postfix

jekillen jekillen at
Tue Oct 2 16:11:52 PDT 2007

On Oct 1, 2007, at 7:58 PM, Joe in MPLS wrote:

> jekillen wrote:
>> Hello;
>> I have a quick question about Postfix.
>> When I install Free BSD and have it
>> include Postfix  from packages, does
>> the install process completely replace
>> Sendmail with Postfix, or do I still have
>> to replace Sendmail with Postfix separately?
>> Thanks in advance
>> Jeff K
> The package install of postfix does nothing to sendmail. It's not like 
> the MTA switch utility found in some linux distros. Just turn off the 
> various bits of sendmail in /etc/rc.conf and start postfix.
>             ...jgm
> Postfix does include an executable named "sendmail" that directly 
> replaces some of the "old" sendmail capability.

This is what is confusing me some. I have a text from SAMS on Postfix 
and it talks about renaming several
sendmail related files and removing the suid permissions on them. 
Because both Sendmail and Postfix are
extensive systems, getting all the cogs and gears together looks like a 
real challenge to me.

Thanks for the info;
much appreciated
Jeff K
(not looking to spam anyone, just set up a mail servers to service 
several domains)

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