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MAILER.CONF(5)		    BSD	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 mem-
     ber 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	sys-
     tem, 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.

EXAMPLES
     The following is an example of how	to set up an mailer.conf for tradi-
     tional 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

FILES
     /etc/mail/mailer.conf

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 differ-
     ently if invoked with a different name" behavior of things	like mailq(1)
     should go away.

BSD			       December	16, 1998			   BSD

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