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     mailer.conf - configuration file for mailwrapper(8)

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The file /etc/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(8)  and  mailq(8) 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
     `#' character in the first column of any line.

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EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]

     The following is an example of how to set up mailer.conf for
     sendmail(8) 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
     hoststat        /usr/libexec/sendmail/sendmail
     purgestat       /usr/libexec/sendmail/sendmail

     This example shows how to invoke the postfix  MTA  suite  in
place of

     # 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    [Toc]    [Back]

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

AUTHORS    [Toc]    [Back]

     Perry E. Metzger <perry@piermont.com>

BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

     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
     should go away.

OpenBSD      3.6                        December     16,     1998
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