Simple Text Mail Setup

Bill Moran wmoran at
Mon Jun 23 18:14:37 UTC 2008

In response to Rem Roberti <rem at>:
> > 
> > No.  What you really want to do is set smart_host to the outgoing
> > mail server provided by your ISP.
> Please forgive my ignorance here, but how does one accomplish that?

Oops, I misread your message to be "why" and not "what".

Steps (as root):
1) cd /etc/mail
2) make
3) Edit [hostname].mc to uncomment the smart_host setting and add your
   ISP's server
4) make install
5) /etc/rc.d/sendmail restart

At least, I believe those steps are correct.

Bill Moran

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