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Old 01-21-2002
Sendmail outgoing mail only setup.


I need to set up sendmail so that it can send mail to a mail relay.

I have never touched sendmail before so I am not sure how to do this. All incoming mail is directed to a different server - this is just to enable me to get mail out.

Running Solaris 8 on Sparc.

Many thanks,

# 2  
Old 01-21-2002
If the incomming mail is iternet mail set your MX record for the server you would like to receive the mail. Then you should not have to worry about getting any incoming mail on the other server.
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Old 01-23-2002
what version of Sendmail ?

If it is the default with solaris 8 - then you should find a /etc/mail/ file - make a copy of it, vi the original and add the mail relay name in either the DH or DR line. Then insure that the start up script in /etc/rc2.d or /etc/rc3.d is removed. If you don't want the system to accept mail don't start Sendmail. Email will still go out to the relay.

# who I send unqualified names to (null means deliver locally)

# who gets all local email traffic ($R has precedence for unqualified names)

FYI - if your system is running sendmail and is connected to the internet (and not protected by a firewall) there is a possibility that a spammer can use your system as a relay. This is why you don't start sendmail on boot unless the system is the mail relay.

Last edited by thehoghunter; 01-23-2002 at 07:02 PM..
# 4  
Old 02-05-2002
Bug Thank you - one more

Hey it works!Smilie

One more question, how do you change the hostname that the mail apears to be from?


PS, server is behind a firewall and port 25 is only open to the Relay which I am passing messages to.
# 5  
Old 02-05-2002
Check the DM line (for masquerading)

Also look at the web page for sendmail

and buy the book from O'Reilly. It's worth it!
# 6  
Old 02-05-2002
books, books, books

I would love to buy the O'Reilly book,

but my wife would kill me if i came home with anouther one!
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Old 02-05-2002
I do believe you can deducte it from your taxes (it's for work, isn't it?)
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