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MH-TAILOR(5)		      File Formats Manual		  MH-TAILOR(5)

NAME
       mh-tailor, mts.conf - mail transport configuration for nmh message han-
       dler

DESCRIPTION
       The file	/usr/local/etc/nmh/mts.conf defines run-time options for those
       nmh  programs  which interact (in some form) with the message transport
       system.	At present, these (user) programs are: ap, inc,	msgchk,	 post,
       rcvdist,	and rcvpack.

       Each  option  should  be	given on a single line.	 Blank lines and lines
       which begin with	`#' are	ignored.  The options available	along with de-
       fault values and	a description of their meanings	are listed below:

       mts:
	    The	 mail  transport  method to use.  The three acceptable options
	    are	smtp (which is the default), sendmail/smtp, and	sendmail/pipe.

	    If you use smtp, this will enable a	direct SMTP interface in  nmh.
	    When  sending  mail,  instead  of  passing the message to the mail
	    transport agent, post will open a socket connection	 to  the  mail
	    port on the	machine	specified in the servers entry.

	    If	you use	sendmail/smtp, then post will send messages by forking
	    a local copy of sendmail.  It will still speak SMTP	with this  lo-
	    cal	 copy  of sendmail.  For backward compatibility, sendmail/smtp
	    can	be abbreviated to sendmail.

	    The	third alternative, sendmail/pipe, also forks a local  copy  of
	    sendmail  but feeds	the message directly to	it, using sendmail -t.
	    This replaces the old, undocumented	spost  mechanism  and  retains
	    some  of  its  limitations,	 such as lack of support for the -whom
	    switch and "Dcc:" header field.

       localname:
	    The	hostname nmh considers local.  It should typically be a	 fully
	    qualified  hostname.  If this is not set, depending	on the version
	    of Unix you're running, nmh	will query the system for  this	 value
	    (e.g. uname, gethostname, etc.), and attempt to fully qualify this
	    value.

	    If you are using POP to retrieve new messages, you may want	to set
	    this  value	 to  the name of the POP server, so that outgoing mes-
	    sages appear to have originated on the POP server.

       localdomain:
	    If this is set, a `.' followed by this string will be appended  to
	    your hostname.

	    This  should only be needed, if for	some reason nmh	is not able to
	    fully qualify the hostname returned	by  the	 system	 (e.g.	uname,
	    gethostname, etc.).

       clientname:
	    This option	specifies the host name	that nmh will give in the SMTP
	    HELO (and EHLO) command, when posting mail.	 If not	set,  the  de-
	    fault is to	use the	host name that nmh considers local (see	local-
	    name above).  If this option is set, but empty,  no	 HELO  command
	    will be given.

	    Although  the  HELO	 command  is  required	by  RFC	821, many SMTP
	    servers do not require it.	Early versions of SendMail  will  fail
	    if	the  hostname  given  in  the  HELO command is the local host.
	    Later versions of SendMail will complain if	you omit the HELO com-
	    mand.   If you run SendMail, find out what your system expects and
	    set	this field if needed.

       systemname:
	    This option	is only	used for UUCP mail.  It	specifies the name  of
	    the	local host in the UUCP "domain".  If not set, depending	on the
	    version of Unix you're running, nmh	will query the system for this
	    value.  This has no	equivalent in the nmh configuration file.

       mmdfldir: /var/mail
	    The	 directory  where mail drops are kept.	If this	option is set,
	    but	empty, the user's home directory is used.  This	overrides  the
	    default value chosen at the	time of	compilation.

       mmdflfil:
	    The	 name  of the mail drop	file in	the directory where mail drops
	    are	kept.  If this is empty, the user's login name is used.	  This
	    overrides the default value	(which is empty).

       spoollocking: flock
	    The	 locking  algorithm to use when	opening	the mail drop.	Can be
	    any	one of the following:

		 fcntl dot flock lockf

       maildelivery: /usr/local/libexec/nmh/maildelivery
	    The	name of	the system-wide	default	maildelivery file.   See  slo-
	    cal(1) for the details.

   SMTP	support
       This option is only available if	you set	mts to smtp.

       servers:	localhost
	    A  single  hostname	to be used when	performing mail	submission via
	    SMTP.  Previous versions of	nmh supported multiple	hostnames  for
	    servers, but the current version of	nmh only supports a single en-
	    try	(the name is kept for backwards	compatibility reasons).	  This
	    can	 be  overridden	 via the -server switch	to send(1).  It	is not
	    possible to	change the mail	submission port	number in the  servers
	    entry; see the -port switch	to send(1) for this functionality.

   SendMail
       This option is only available if	you set	mts to sendmail.

       sendmail: /usr/sbin/sendmail
	    The	pathname to the	sendmail program.

   Post	Office Protocol
       pophost:
	    The	 name  of  the	default	POP service host.  If this is not set,
	    then nmh looks in the standard mail	drop areas for	waiting	 mail,
	    otherwise the named	POP service host is consulted.

   File	Locking
       A  few words on locking:	nmh has	two main uses for locking: locking the
       mail spool during mail incorporation, and locking metadata  files  (se-
       quence  files,  the context) during updates.  These locking methods can
       be configured separately	from each other.

       For locking the mail spool, the spoollocking entry in mh-tailor(5) will
       control	the  locking  algorithm	to use when inc	incorporates mail from
       the spool file.	If no entry is given, a	default	based on the operating
       system type will	be chosen.

       For  locking  all  other	 files,	the datalocking	entry in mh-profile(5)
       controls	the locking algorithm used for all other file access.	If  no
       entry is	given, the fcntl lock method will be chosen.

       If  you	do not wish to use kernel-based	locking, dot locking is	an op-
       tion available.	If "--enable-lockdir=directory"	is  not	 specified  at
       build  time, lock files will be created in the directory	where the file
       being locked resides.  Otherwise, lock files will be created in the di-
       rectory specified by "--enable-lockdir".

       Prior  to  installing  nmh,  you	should see how locking is done at your
       site, and set the appropriate values.

FILES
       /usr/local/etc/nmh/mts.conf
			   nmh mts configuration file

PROFILE	COMPONENTS
       None

SEE ALSO
       mh-mts(8), post(8)

DEFAULTS
       As listed above.	 The path of the mail transport	configuration file can
       be  changed  with the MHMTSCONF environment variable and	augmented with
       the MHMTSUSERCONF environment variable, see mh-profile(5).

BUGS
       Failure to open any mail	transport configuration	file is	 silently  ig-
       nored.	Therefore,  it's best to avoid dynamic creation	of such	a file
       with the	intent of use via the MHMTSCONF	or  MHMTSUSERCONF  environment
       variables.   If such use	is necessary, the ability to successfully open
       the file	should first be	verified.

nmh-1.7.1			  2017-02-19			  MH-TAILOR(5)

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