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WARNING: These Instructions are NOT the OFFICIAL instructions to install Sendmail-8.8.5 on your machine but simply notes that I compiled when I installed Sendmail-8.8.5 on my machine. USE THESE NOTES AT YOUR OWN RISK!! Sendmail-8.8.5 Installation Instructions for installing Sendmail-8.8.5 on a stand alone machine. I assume that you have PPP running already and that you can web browse etc... This installation will permits you to forward email to your ISP's mail server. Local mail will be delivered as usual and any mail that is external to your machine will be exported to your ISP's mail server. The main advantage of this configuration is that all your email will be queued. So you can type and send email without actually being online. Onces online you simply use the EmptyQ application to empty the mail that is in the queue to be forwarded to your ISP's mailserver. In using older versions of sendmail, your mail cannot be queued and bounces right back since your not online. Login as ROOT Install the packages: m4.1.4.NIHS_bsd Just install it, nothing further is needed to do with this package. sendmail-8.8_5 EmptyQ.app Install EmptyQ.app in /LocalApps You need the following information: mailhost adress Your host name Follow the following instructions: In Sendmail-8.8.5-config_OpenStep directory open and edit the file called mydomain.m4 Original: define(`LUSER_RELAY',relay:nebula.cam.org)dnl Yours: define(`SMART_HOST',relay:your..host.name.domain)dnl Now save the file. In Sendmail-8.8.5-config_OpenStep directory open and edit the file called userdb In this file you need to put all the users on your machine that will send or recieve mail you can add as many as you need: Original: root:mailname email@example.com myname:mailname firstname.lastname@example.org me:mailname email@example.com Yours: root:mailname firstname.lastname@example.org yourname:mailname email@example.com otherpeople:mailname firstname.lastname@example.org me:mailname email@example.com Now take all the files in Sendmail-8.8.5-config_OpenStep directory and copy them to /etc/sendmail The following files (possibly more) should at least be in your /etc/sendmail directory: README.rtfd mydomain.m4 sendmail.cw inst_sendmail* next.mc userdb Now there's ONLY one thing left to do. Open a terminal shell and execute the inst_sendmail script. This script will finish the sendmail configuration. Onces this is done. Your sendmail should be installed and working correctly! Execute this script: /etc/sendmail/inst_sendmail I hope this has helped you install and configure your email system! I have done this several times and it works!!! So it should also work for you. Good luck.
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