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Date:      Sun, 24 Sep 2006 18:33:23 -0400
From:      Rob Gabaree <lists@rawb.net>
To:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Do I need to completely disable sendmail?
Message-ID:  <B98F1608-D071-4EB9-BED3-1E6ACEA137CB@rawb.net>
In-Reply-To: <20060924214248.GC6395@zloy.stilyagin.com>
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Thanks.

What I did was remove all lines except `sendmail_enable="NO"` and in / 
etc/mail/aliases, I setup the root alias to goto my real email address:

root user@mydomain.com

I setup my firewall to block incoming/outgoing email on ports 21/25  
as well, so no one on the outside can access mail services.

It seems to be working correctly, as I received mail as it was ran to  
my @mydomain.com email.

Does this seem ok?  Did I do anything wrong?

Thanks,
rob

On Sep 24, 2006, at 5:42 PM, Darrin Chandler wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 24, 2006 at 05:18:27PM -0400, Rob Gabaree wrote:
>>
>> 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?
>
> You should allow the system to send out it's mail. And it should go
> somewhere meaningful (i.e., to you). And you should read it.
>
> All my systems send me mail every day, and I scan through it to make
> sure everything is okay. That's what those messages are for. :)
>
> So, yes. You should disabled incoming, but allow submit, etc. You can
> also firewall off incoming instead or in addition.
>
> -- 
> Darrin Chandler            |  Phoenix BSD Users Group
> dwchandler@stilyagin.com   |  http://bsd.phoenix.az.us/
> http://www.stilyagin.com/  |




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