best options for a *WORKING* MTA
jon at radel.com
Mon Jun 1 20:37:10 UTC 2015
On 6/1/15 3:11 PM, Aryeh Friedman wrote:
> Yes I did I said several time....
Once by my count, in reference to sendmail only. But who's counting.
> I specifically said I can connect to port 25 from localhost but not
> remotely... I fixed it with exim so it is not an issue any more but
> the point is the default sendmail config is simply broken and so badly
> documented that making it work as described in the handbook or on
> various sites for 10.1 is very confusing
Sendmail confusing -- say it's not so. Ah, for the good old days when
you edited sendmail.cf directly, instead of all this fruh-fruh macro
stuff, after carefully studying the 1,282 pages that are the 4th edition
of O'Reilly's sendmail.
Did you change the default
sendmail_enable="NO" # Run the sendmail inbound daemon (YES/NO).
to "YES" in your /etc/rc.conf? You're describing the default behavior
if you don't do that. If you didn't, might I suggest as a general rule
that you read /etc/defaults/rc.conf for anything that ships with base
and doesn't work as you want; it's quite well commented. And no, you
don't need SASL or anything else from ports. And yes, that's a sensible
default; every server accepting mail from anywhere out-of-the-box by
default would cause more messes than it would solve.
As for postfix, as the default port includes a config file that includes
listening on all interfaces, so if you were seeing the same thing there
I wouldn't know what the issue is.
But if you're happy with exim, all should be well.
jon at radel.com
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