Sendmail and Postfix

Alejandro Imass ait at
Sat Jun 23 17:51:34 UTC 2012

On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 8:15 PM, Robert Bonomi <bonomi at> wrote:
>> From owner-freebsd-questions at  Fri Jun 22 13:47:20 2012
>> To: freebsd-questions at
>> Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 13:41:46 -0500
>> From: Mark Felder <feld at>
>> Subject: Re: Sendmail and Postfix
>> When you installed Postfix did you allow it to update the entries in
>> /etc/mail/mailer.conf ? If so, I wouldn't worry about the mailq binary
>> that came with the system; it's ignored.
> For SendMail, mailq is just a symlink to the SendMail executable.
> the "mail.conf" stuff (to use a polite word) installs it's own executable(s)
> under all the 'common' names that SendMail is invoked as.  These
> executables look at /etc/mailer.conf, and invoke the appropiate executable
> for the mailer that you have seleccted in mailer.conf.

mailer.conf is usually modified my the Postfix port and I am not sure
but I think the option is checked by default.

The lines to add to rc.conf to de-activate Sendmail and usu Postfix on
the base system are:


Alejandro Imass

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