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Date:      Sun, 24 Sep 2006 18:33:23 -0400
From:      Rob Gabaree <>
Subject:   Re: Do I need to completely disable sendmail?
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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:


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 email.

Does this seem ok?  Did I do anything wrong?


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
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