Software to SEND log files only?

Polytropon freebsd at
Wed Sep 22 13:24:48 UTC 2010

On Wed, 22 Sep 2010 06:33:20 +0100, Bruce Cran <bruce at> wrote:
> Most mail servers will block sendmail's connections from a dynamic IP:
> the advantage to ssmtp is that it forwards mail to the ISP's server.

That's sadly true (mostly because of the amounts of spam produced
by ordinary PCs on dynamic IPs). But sendmail has a fine solution
for that, erm, problem:

	define(`SMART_HOST', `')

It's often useful to have the ISP's MX handle that problem, as it
usually has a static IP and is "widely accepted". :-)

This workaround makes it possible again to use basic techniques of
communications that were common in "the good days", as it should
be. This way plain sendmail can be used. Maybe masquerading envelope
is also needed, but I'm not entirely sure.

Magdeburg, Germany
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