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NAME
mailer.conf -- configuration file for mailwrapper(8)
DESCRIPTION
The file /etc/mailer.conf contains a series of lines of the form name program [arguments ...] The first word of each line is the name of a program invoking mailwrapper(8). (For example, on a typical system /usr/sbin/sendmail would be a symbolic link to mailwrapper(8), as would newaliases(1) and mailq(1). Thus, name might be ``sendmail'' or ``newaliases'' etc.) The second word of each line is the name of the program to actually exe- cute when the first name is invoked. The further arguments, if any, are passed to the program, followed by the arguments mailwrapper(8) was called with. The file may also contain comment lines, denoted by a `#' mark in the first column of any line. The default mailer is sendmail(8), which will also start by default (unless specifically disabled via an rc.conf(5) setting) so that locally generated mail can be delivered, if the ``sendmail'' setting in /etc/mailer.conf is set to ``/usr/libexec/sendmail/sendmail''.
FILES
/etc/mailer.conf
EXAMPLES
This example shows how to set up mailer.conf to invoke the traditional sendmail(8) program: # Execute the "real" sendmail program located in # /usr/libexec/sendmail/sendmail sendmail /usr/libexec/sendmail/sendmail send-mail /usr/libexec/sendmail/sendmail mailq /usr/libexec/sendmail/sendmail newaliases /usr/libexec/sendmail/sendmail hoststat /usr/libexec/sendmail/sendmail purgestat /usr/libexec/sendmail/sendmail This example shows how to invoke the postfix(1) MTA suite in place of sendmail(8): # Emulate sendmail using postfix sendmail /usr/libexec/postfix/sendmail send-mail /usr/libexec/postfix/sendmail mailq /usr/libexec/postfix/sendmail newaliases /usr/libexec/postfix/sendmail This example shows the use of the mini-sendmail package from pkgsrc in place of sendmail(8): Note the use of additional arguments. # Send outgoing mail to a smart relay using mini-sendmail sendmail /usr/pkg/sbin/mini-sendmail -srelayhost send-mail /usr/pkg/sbin/mini-sendmail -srelayhost
SEE ALSO
mail(1), mailq(1), newaliases(1), postfix(1), mailwrapper(8), sendmail(8) pkgsrc/mail/mini_sendmail
HISTORY
mailer.conf appeared in NetBSD 1.4.
AUTHORS
Perry E. Metzger <perry@piermont.com>
BUGS
The entire reason this program exists is a crock. Instead, a command for how to submit mail should be standardized, and all the "behave differ- ently if invoked with a different name" behavior of things like mailq(1) should go away. NetBSD 5.0 July 17, 2004 NetBSD 5.0
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