mailconfig(8) System Manager's Manual mailconfig(8)
mailconfig - Sets up the routing and delivery of mail for the system.
/usr/sbin/mailconfig [-ui cui [cuioptions] | gui [x resources]]
Specifies the user interface to be invoked
The mailconfig program can be run using either the graphical user interface (gui) or the command-line interface (cui): Specifies the
graphical user interface.
Sample command line: mailconfig -ui gui
[x resources]: The mailconfig -ui gui command accepts all of the standard X Toolkit command-line options, which are documented in
the OPTIONS section of the X(1X) reference page. Specifies the command-line interface.
Sample command line: mailconfig -ui cui
[cuioptions]: The mailconfig -ui cui command accepts the following command-line options: Provides a brief help message, listing all
configurable mailconfig components and the actions that can be performed on them.
Sample command line: mailconfig -ui cui -Help Provides a detailed help message on how to configure the specified component.
Sample command line: mailconfig -ui cui -host Help
In the help message, the actions and attribute values that are pertinent to the specified component are listed.
The following is a list of all possible actions for all configurable components: Creates a new configuration for the specified com-
ponent. Modifies the specified component's existing configuration. Adds a new attribute value to the specified component's exist-
ing configuration. Removes the specified component's existing configuration. Deletes an attribute value from the specified compo-
nent's existing configuration. Lists all attribute values in the specified component. Lists (on stdout) all attributes that the
specified component can use. A subset of these attributes is listed on the create action line of the help provided when you issue
the mailconfig -ui cui -<component> Help command. Lists any attributes used to define the uniqueness of the specified component.
Performs a specific action (for example, modify) on the specified component, optionally altering one or more of the component's
Sample command line: mailconfig -ui cui -host modify alias=frew
The Mail Configuration application, mailconfig, is used by the system administrator to set up the routing and delivery of mail for the sys-
tem. The protocols that can be used are: DECnet, DECnet/OSI, MTS, UUCP, Internet, X.25, POP, and IMAP. The configuration of POP and IMAP
services under mailconfig is transparent to the system administrator.
Dependencies: Before using Mail Configuration, be sure to configure the system using the following applications, which you can access from
the SysMan Configuration Checklist: Network Configuration BIND Configuration NFS Configuration UUCP or other network protocols that you use
to send mail NTP NIS
The mailconfig application can be invoked from:
The CDE Application Manager Application Group: System_Admin Desktop_Apps Subgroup: Configuration Configuration Subgroup: Mail
To start mailconfig from the command line, enter /usr/sbin/mailconfig.
Online help is available for the mailconfig application. To get help, click on any Help button or use the Help pull-down menu.
The -focus option is not valid because mail is configured throughout a TruCluster Server cluster; hence, all nodes in the cluster have the
same mail configuration.
For a cluster to handle any mail protocol, other than the Internet protocol, all nodes must have that protocol installed, configured, and
operating in the same fashion.
You must have the appropriate privileges to use this application.
Opens Mail Configuration in the graphical user interface. mailconfig -ui gui Opens Mail Configuration in the command-line interface.
mailconfig -ui cui Provides a brief help message for the command-line interface of Mail Configuration, listing all configurable mailconfig
components and the actions that can be performed on them. mailconfig -ui cui -Help Provides a detailed help message on how to configure
host, the specified component. mailconfig -ui cui -host Help Opens Mail Configuration in the command-line interface while changing the
host alias to frew. mailconfig -ui cui -host modify alias=frew The /usr/dt/appconfig/help/C/MailConfig.sdl command opens the Mail Configu-
ration help volume from the command line without running the application. /usr/dt/bin/dthelpview -h
Mail Configuration help volume Specify the environment variables that define part of the mail configuration on the system Current sendmail
configuration settings Previous sendmail configuration settings Original sendmail configuration settings Current mail configuration in
stanza file format
Commands: mailsetup(8), rc.config(8)
Files: aliases(4), sendmail.cf(4), stanza(4)
Network: mail_intro(7), mail_manual_setup(7)