Why is Sendmail still around?

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Sat Mar 30 02:43:40 UTC 2019

On 29 Mar 2019 14:12:41 +0000, 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.

Sorry, maybe I didn't write my current problem in a more
precise way: The SmartHost option (mail relay provided by
ISP) is gone, I have to "directly contact" the mail provider
via SMTP to get messages out (through their system). This
is what I'd like to get sendmail doing, i. e., MUA submits
locally to sendmail instance, sendmail (or something invoked
by sendmail) opens SMTP connection to mail provider, sends
messages, logs successful sending.

Magdeburg, Germany
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