[commercial] sendmail setup request

Olivier Olivier.Nicole at cs.ait.ac.th
Mon Jul 9 05:40:26 UTC 2018

Mayuresh Kathe <mayuresh at kathe.in> writes:

> my goals are very basic and hence quite simple.
> i should be able to log into the freebsd instance as my username
> which would be the same as my email address (mayuresh at kathe.in)
> and use mailx to go through my emails.
> i don't need imap nor webmail.
> i know it must be a simple sendmail setup, but frankly, i'm not
> capable enough to understand the in-and-out of sendmail to be
> able to configure it to my requirement.

If your needs are really limited to what you describe, you may consider
using fetchmail to get the mail from your current mail server (at your
registrar). Fetchmail should dump your mail on your FreeBSD system and
you will be able to use mailx. That way, you avoid all the problems of
setting up a machine intended to receive mail.

The configuration to send mail from your FreeBSD/mailx machine should be
quite simple (just a few lines to tell sendmail to push your outgoing
mail to the mail server at your registrar).

If you really inted to set-up your onw complete mail system, goodluck,
because it is a lot of work to do :)

Good luck,


> thanks polytropon, and yes, you were not at all impolite. :-)
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