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

BSD			       November 17, 2010			   BSD
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