best options for a *WORKING* MTA

Jerry jerry at
Mon Jun 1 18:54:35 UTC 2015

On Mon, 1 Jun 2015 13:51:17 -0400, Alejandro Imass stated:

> On Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 12:48 PM, Aryeh Friedman
> <aryeh.friedman at> wrote:
> > I have tried every which way I can find in the handbook and/or on the net
> > to get a working mail server and the best I can do get the default
> > sendmail
> I hate sendmail but I love FreeBSD and I simply not use it and use Postfix.
> > to answer on localhost only (postfix seems to be completely broken).
> Not sure what you mean. I use Postfix in FBSD for years now.
> > Where can I find a good *SIMPLE* set of instructions on how to set up a
> > working mail server to accept mail for my domain?
> >
> First describe what problems you are having exactly. General questions
> will only get you general answers.
> Basically you can simply disable Sendmail and enable Postfix and it
> works perfectly.
> There is a general recipe for it but YMMV so be more specific and
> perhaps we can be more useful.

Add to /etc/rc.conf

## Disable SENDMAIL

## Start POSTFIX

Now, either manually shut down SendMail or reboot. If you don't reboot, you
will have to manually start Posfix. Personally, I would recommend that you
reboot. I will leave learning how to configure Postfix as an exercise for the
poster. Joining the Postfix Forum would probably be a wise move.

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