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robert sears_1


Do you have to recomplie the after you edit it? This entire sendmail business has broke my brain. Does anyone know of some on site tutorials or other reference for configuring the file?
Andreas Voss
Honored Contributor

Re: sendmail


sendmail must not be compiled. Instead after changes made you have to stop/start sendmail:
/sbin/init.d/sendmail stop
/sbin/init.d/sendmail start

Lasse Knudsen
Esteemed Contributor

Re: sendmail

No, you do not need to recompile. (anymore)

And yes configuration is a pain. If just HP could send along the sendmail configuration source files and the m4 macro file, configuration would be a *lot* easyer.

Poking around in .cf files is a mess and your changes are messed up when you apply the next sendmail patch.

Try for configuration hints.
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Ralf Hildebrandt
Valued Contributor

Re: sendmail

Don't edit by hand -- use the m4 macro method outlined on

Or you use a compatible, but more secure, faster and easier to configure product (like HP themselves do!) : Postfix.

Postfix/BIND/Security/IDS/Scanner, you name it...

Re: sendmail

Just make sure u save the file before making any changes, since it can be messy sometimes.