mailsetup(8)mailsetup(8)Namemailsetup - Configures the host's mail system
/usr/etc/mailsetup [ -f file ]
Options-f file Specifies the name you want for the resulting configuration
The command sets up the mail system on your host. You can use this com‐
mand to do a quick setup where defaults are used or to do a more exten‐
Before you run your machine needs a local domain name and it should be
established on a local area network (LAN). If you have not run you are
asked for the BIND domain name for your local area network. For a
quick setup, the only additional information you need to supply is the
name of the mail relay you are using and which users are considered
local. On the more extensive setup you also are asked for UUCP, DEC‐
net, and UMC configuration information, aliases for your machine, local
address formats and other domain information.
You must run the command as superuser and with the system in multiuser
When you run a menu is displayed giving you a choice of responses. You
are then prompted for further information.
If you do not use the -f option, before exits, it asks whether you want
to restart your mail with this new configuration. If you answer no,
the utility saves your configuration file in and aborts the install.
If you answer yes, and no file by this name exists, your file is put in
If a file does exist, is moved to where is the version number (0 to 6
where 0 is the most recent). The new configuration file is then moved
to and is restarted.
If you use the -f option, the configuration file is saved with the file
name specified and is not restarted.
The script produces the following three files in
You can fine tune your configuration by first modifying the file Next,
issue the following command:
make -f Makefile.cf.hostname .
This command produces a file. You can then copy the file to and
Specifies the mail setup product description for the configuration
Specifies the backup configuration files.
Specifies the Original configuration file.
Specifies the configuration file produced by
Specifies the user configurable file produced by
file produced by and used to make a file from the and files.
See Alsosendmail(8), bindsetup(8), netsetup(8), m4(1)mailsetup(8)