Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

sendmail configuration

Frequent Advisor

sendmail configuration


if it is possible to configureing sendmail in linx el4 Using windows2000 servers DNS POP3 and SMTP?.

i have already confiured a samba to communicate the cross platform and both the systems are running in same network

i am waiting for reply

Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor

Re: sendmail configuration

I take it you want to relay all mail out of your Linux box through a Windows Exchange server?

If so, then you'll want to look at the SMART_HOST settings in '/etc/mail/', and re-make the sendmail config file ('cd /etc/mail;make'. This needs the 'sendmail-cf' package installed).
One long-haired git at your service...
Frequent Advisor

Re: sendmail configuration


i am not so much familier in sendmail
kindly give the instruction step by step
tha help me lot

Vitaly Karasik_1
Honored Contributor

Re: sendmail configuration

sendmail doesn't speak POP3/IMAP4.

we really need more details about your envinroment/purposes
Valued Contributor

Re: sendmail configuration

Let me know...

Do you want to send mail with linux, across the Windows 2000 Mail server?

If this is what you want it's easy:

edit this row:

edit the file
# "Smart" relay host (may be null)

where "" is the name of your mail server (must be an smtp remailer)

If this isn't you want, give more detail.

Frequent Advisor

Re: sendmail configuration

i want to act a my linux system to a mail server using sendmail.

already running a mailserver in winxp platform using a third party mailserver software(FTgate) form that system affect a lot of spam spywars and viruses.

so we would like to change server to linux hope to prevent them
Vitaly Karasik_1
Honored Contributor

Re: sendmail configuration

Linux is no magic solution for spam/spyware/viruses - you need to install & configure antispam/antivirus engines.

In fact, I won't suggest you to migrate from MS Win mailserver to linux without serious learning/investigating/tests/pilot.

MS Exchange is not just mail server, but groupware server too.

Sendmail is just MTA; you should add POP3/Imap4 server and groupware server if you want to get MS Exchange functionality.
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: sendmail configuration


spamassassin is very effective and it ships with the OS.

The link above uses spam assassin and an integrated virus detection software, signature based. I won't say it works, but I'm going to test it in my lab. If it works it provides a viable alternative to pay for software.

dovecot does pop3 and imap very nicely on linux and works well with sendmail or postfix as a MTA, mail transfer agent.

The more you do on Linux, the happier you will be and your license fees will be lower.

Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
George Liu_4
Trusted Contributor

Re: sendmail configuration

This is replying to your original question.

!. Yes. It is possible.
2. Need clarify your question a bit.