MAILER.CONF(5) MidnightBSD File Formats Manual MAILER.CONF(5)

NAME

mailer.conf — configuration file for mailwrapper(8)

DESCRIPTION

The file /etc/mail/mailer.conf contains a series of pairs. The first member of each pair is the name of a program invoking mailwrapper(8) which is typically a symbolic link to /usr/sbin/sendmail. (On a typical system, newaliases(1) and mailq(1) would be set up this way.) The second member of each pair is the name of the program to actually execute when the first name is invoked. The file may also contain comments, denoted by a # mark in the first column of any line.

FILES

/etc/mail/mailer.conf

EXAMPLES

The following is an example of how to set up an mailer.conf for traditional sendmail invocation behavior.

# Execute the "real" sendmail program, named /usr/libexec/sendmail/sendmail

sendmail

/usr/libexec/sendmail/sendmail

send-mail

/usr/libexec/sendmail/sendmail

mailq

/usr/libexec/sendmail/sendmail

newaliases

/usr/libexec/sendmail/sendmail

This example shows how to invoke a sendmail-workalike like Postfix in place of sendmail.

# Emulate sendmail using postfix

sendmail

/usr/local/sbin/sendmail

send-mail

/usr/local/sbin/sendmail

mailq

/usr/local/sbin/sendmail

newaliases

/usr/local/sbin/sendmail

SEE ALSO

mail(1), mailq(1), newaliases(1), mailwrapper(8), sendmail(8)

HISTORY

mailer.conf appeared in NetBSD 1.4.

AUTHORS

Perry E. Metzger 〈perry@piermont.com〉

BUGS

The entire reason this program exists is a crock. Instead, a command for how to submit mail should be standardized, and all the "behave differently if invoked with a different name" behavior of things like mailq(1) should go away.

MidnightBSD 0.3 December 16, 1998 MidnightBSD 0.3