sending mail on ubuntu through sendmail
christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Wed Oct 20 14:15:20 UTC 2010
David Fletcher wrote:
> On Wednesday 20 October 2010 02:09:25 Stephen S. Disbrow wrote:
>> how do I configure sendmail so that I can use sendmail to actually send
>> mail. my ubuntu 10.10 host's static IP is 192.168.1.20, and it's on a
>> router connected to a cable modem. I think my cable company will only allow
>> smtp mail to go through one of there servers smtp.charter.net. How do I
>> configure my machine to allow programs to send mail via the sendmail deamon
>> to the outside internet world?I know I'm supposed to modify items in
>> sendmail.mc and than do a make in /etc/mail , and restart sendmail via
>> init.d, but I'm not sure what I should be modifying
>> Steve D. (hopelessly lost.)
> Christopher says he hates sendmail. I just don't use it.
+1 but I am not above helping others torture themselves. Steve has not
even started with sendmail rulesets yet.
> My home server operates both as an outgoing email relay and incoming SMTP
> server i.e. I don't use POP to collect from outside, so I think it's doing
> pretty much what you want.
Or notifications that are generated locally...which can be sent directly
to a smtp server of course but where's the self inflicting torture in that?
> My advice would be, get rid of sendmail and use postfix instead.
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