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Disable SendMail AlphaServer 8200

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Paul Stanard
Regular Advisor

Disable SendMail AlphaServer 8200

I am looking to disable sendmail? Any suggestions?
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Michael Schulte zur Sur
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Re: Disable SendMail AlphaServer 8200

Hi,

you can rename the sendmail startupfile in /sbin/rc3.d by adding a T as first character in the name, then stop the sendmail daemon by /sbin/init.d/sendmail stop

greetings

Michael
Ann Majeske
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Re: Disable SendMail AlphaServer 8200

If you want to be able to still send outbound mail with sendmail disabled, you can set up a cron job to run occasionally and process all queued mail, i.e. add an entry to the root crontab:

0 * * * * /usr/sbin/sendmail -q
Ralf Puchner
Honored Contributor

Re: Disable SendMail AlphaServer 8200

the startup script is still looking into /etc/rc.config (it is easy to verify this by looking into the startup script). Set the specific variable within rc.config to "" and sendmail will not start.
Help() { FirstReadManual(urgently); Go_to_it;; }