Sendmail Tutorial?

L Vogtmann vogtmann at
Fri Aug 11 12:39:33 PDT 2000

On Fri, Aug 11, 2000 at 12:16:50PM -0500, Thomas T. Veldhouse wrote:
> Does anybody know of a good "online" tutorial for setting up sendmail from
> scratch?  I am looking for something that assumes no mail capabilities of
> the system (i.e. it tells you to create /var/spool/mail with such and such
> permission).  Does such a thing even exist.  I hesitate to buy "the bat
> book", as I only plan on doing small things with it.

Have you thought about using exim?  I also had no experience setting up my mail system, but it's documentation helped me through it.  Works fine, lasts long time!
Vmann <vogtmann at>
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