How to configure sendmail

Warren Block wblock at
Mon Nov 9 03:03:58 UTC 2009

On Mon, 9 Nov 2009, Olivier Nicole wrote:

>>> but the alias for user2 is not parsed
>> newaliases(1) is needed after editing /etc/mail/aliases.  And there is a
>> bug if you're using 8.0:
> Yes I did newaliases and the version of sendmail is the default with
> FreeBSD, that must be 8.14.3

I mean there is a bug with sendmail not always sending to aliases on 
FreeBSD 8.0-RC2:

>> Masquerade again.  Not clear whether that's what you want.
> How to configure sendmail on so that:
> 1) users with an alias defined in /etc/mail/aliases have their
>  messages sent to the alias;
> 2) users with no alias have their mail sent to user at (same
>  username).
> It seems that masquerade does the part 2) but users in 1) are not sent
> to the alias.

Maybe a mail hub setup in addition to the aliases will do what you need. 
/usr/share/sendmail/cf/README has more information.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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