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MAILER.CONF(5)            FreeBSD 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 lines of the form

     name program [arguments ...]

     The first word of each line is the name of a program invoking
     mailwrapper(8).  (For example, on a typical system /usr/sbin/sendmail
     would be a symbolic link to mailwrapper(8), as would newaliases(1) and
     mailq(1).  Thus, name might be ``sendmail'' or ``newaliases'' etc.)

     The second word of each line is the name of the program to actually
     execute when the first name is invoked.

     The further arguments, if any, are passed to the program, followed by the
     arguments mailwrapper(8) was called with.

     The file may also contain comment lines, denoted by a `#' mark in the
     first column of any line.

FILES
     /etc/mail/mailer.conf

EXAMPLES
     This example shows how to set up mailer.conf to invoke the traditional
     sendmail(8) program:

           # Execute the "real" sendmail program located in
           # /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(8):

           # 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

     This example shows how to invoke a sendmail-workalike with Exim (from
     ports) in place of sendmail(8):

           # Emulate sendmail using exim
           sendmail        /usr/local/sbin/exim
           send-mail       /usr/local/sbin/exim
           mailq           /usr/local/sbin/exim -bp
           newaliases      /usr/bin/true
           rmail           /usr/local/sbin/exim -i -oee

     This example shows the use of the mini_sendmail package from ports in
     place of sendmail(8).  Note the use of additional arguments.

           # Send outgoing mail to a smart relay using mini_sendmail
           sendmail        /usr/local/bin/mini_sendmail -srelayhost
           send-mail       /usr/local/bin/mini_sendmail -srelayhost

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

     postfix(1) (ports/mail/postfix), mini_sendmail(8)
     (ports/mail/mini_sendmail)

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.

FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE         October 8, 2010        FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE

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