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Date:      Sun, 24 Sep 2006 17:39:26 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Michael S <msherman77@yahoo.com>
To:        Rob Gabaree <lists@rawb.net>, questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Do I need to completely disable sendmail?
Message-ID:  <20060924213926.38511.qmail@web88302.mail.re4.yahoo.com>
In-Reply-To: <E6429B1C-2FD8-4B84-95D5-04A3D492C970@rawb.net>

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I have the same four lines in rc.conf, but that is
because I installed postfix.
If you want to disable it completely, you'd use
sendmail_enable="NONE", but you wouldn't be able
receive messages sent by crontab, syslogd, etc.

Michael

--- Rob Gabaree <lists@rawb.net> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> I have a remote server that I don't plan on using
> for email as I have  
> another server to handle that.  My question is.. is
> it a bad idea to  
> _completely_ disable sendmail on that machine? 
> Right now /etc/ 
> rc.conf has:
> 
> sendmail_enable="NO"
> sendmail_submit_enable="NO"
> sendmail_outbound_enable="NO"
> sendmail_msp_queue_enable="NO"
> 
> But I checked /var/log/maillog and saw about 5
> archives of messages  
> that looked like this:
> 
> Sep 24 03:01:09 ny sendmail[63140]: k8I719YD078452:
> k8O71858063140:  
> return to sender: Cannot send message for 5 days
> Sep 24 03:01:09 ny sendmail[63140]: k8O71858063140:
> to=postmaster,  
> delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay,
> pri=49386, relay= 
> [127.0.0.1], dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred: Connection
> refused by [127.0.0.1]
> 
> So what should I do?  Should I just have
> "sendmail_enable="NO"" in / 
> etc/rc.conf, so only the incoming mail service is
> disabled?  That way  
> messages could be sent without the above errors?  Or
> what?
> 
> Thanks for any help.
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