Nasty mess installing sendmail

Harry reader at
Wed Sep 28 18:33:24 UTC 2011

Avi Greenbury <lists at> writes:

>> Do to unbridled personal bungling, I've created a nasty mess while
>> installing sendmail.
> Well, you're using sendmail, of course you're going to end up with a
> mess :)

I realize that wasn't really flame warfare.  But I will say that even
at my semi-literate level of literacy I've been able to get sendmail
working since somewhere in the mid 90s, over many distros and
upgrades etc.  Always a bit of hassle since it seems the lap between
bouts is usually long enough for me to forget just about all of
whatever I learned

And the above summary held true here too, once I got the installation
right... (which wasn't sendmails' fault), about 45 minutes or so
later.. I had a running mail server.

comcasts authentication is a bit tough first time out but this time I
remembered enough to get it right on the first writing of authinfo

I wonder if anyone here has tried the `perlMx' style of spam control.
I've been using spamassassin for quite a while and its pretty good
with no real effort.

Can anyone comment on perlMx?

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