Sendmail Config

Jon Jensen jon at
Mon Nov 8 16:13:23 MST 2010

On Mon, 8 Nov 2010, Jacob Albretsen wrote:

> I was always taught that the RIGHT way to configure sendmail was to 
> install sendmail-cf and configure it via the / 
> files and then generate the .cf files.  A lot of what I'm reading online 
> tells me to edit / files directly to make 
> configuration changes.  This would imply not installing sendmail-cf
> So this got me to rethinking what I was taught.  Which is the right / 
> most correct way and why?

I've done it both ways, and if you can, I would recommend using 
sendmail-cf and editing the mc files only. The .cf files should be treated 
as binary output if possible.


Jon Jensen
End Point Corporation

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