Bill Jonas on Tue, 23 Oct 2001 12:14:05 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] email how-to..

On Tue, Oct 23, 2001 at 12:01:37PM -0400, William Shank wrote:
> so i guess i need to learn sendmail?

Not necessarily. :)

> isn't notoriously difficult to configure?

It depends on your distribution.  Some distributions provide nice tools
with which to configure sendmail.

  "I treat the .cf file as a binary file - you should too."
          --Eric Allman, author of Sendmail, referring to

> what are the alternatives? 

Exim and Postfix are two very common alternatives.  Here is a sample of
exim's config syntax:

qualify_domain =
local_domains =
local_domains_include_host = true
local_domains_include_host_literals = true
never_users = root
host_lookup = *
rbl_domains =
rbl_reject_recipients = false
rbl_warn_header = true
host_accept_relay = : ::::1

I can't speak for Postfix or qmail, as I've never used them.

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