Why is Sendmail still around?

Arthur Chance freebsd at qeng-ho.org
Fri Mar 29 14:18:02 UTC 2019

On 29/03/2019 14:12, John Levine wrote:
> In article <20190329141453.f2f7326f.freebsd at edvax.de> you write:
>>> "man dma" for details.
>> This sounds like a welcome solution. Could you send your
>> mail locally to sendmail, and then have sendmail use dma
>> to transfer it to the SMTP "incoming" server of your mail
>> provider? I. e., what a mail relay / "SmartHost" usually
>> does (even though with a different mechanism)?
> No need.  You can configure dma to send all mail to your smarthost,
> then edit /etc/mail/mailer.conf to use dma as your mail program.

I believe the "approved" technique is to create
/usr/local/etc/mail/mailer.conf which overrides the default in /etc. (As
of 10.3 IIRC)

What do we want?
A time machine!
When do we want it?
Errm ...

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