MirBSD manpage: mailer.conf(5)

MAILER.CONF(5)               BSD Reference Manual               MAILER.CONF(5)


     mailer.conf - configuration file for mailwrapper(8)


     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 typi-
     cally 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.




     The following is an example of how to set up mailer.conf for traditional
     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
     makemap         /usr/libexec/sendmail/makemap
     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
     makemap         /usr/local/sbin/makemap #XXX ?
     newaliases      /usr/local/sbin/sendmail


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


     Perry E. Metzger <perry@piermont.com>


     The entire reason this program exists is a crock. Instead, a command for
     how to submit mail should be standardized, and all the "behave different-
     ly if invoked with a different name" behavior of things like mailq(8)
     should go away.

MirBSD #10-current            December 19, 2010                              1

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