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MAILER.CONF(5)            OpenBSD Programmer's Manual           MAILER.CONF(5)

NAME
     mailer.conf - configuration file for mailwrapper(8)

DESCRIPTION
     The file /etc/mailer.conf contains a series of pairs.  The first member
     of each pair is the name of a program invoking mailwrapper(8) which is
     typically a symbolic link to /usr/sbin/sendmail.  (On a typical system,
     newaliases(8) and mailq(8) would be set up this way.)  The second member
     of each pair is the name of the program to actually execute when the
     first name is invoked.  The file may also contain comments, denoted by a
     `#' character in the first column of any line.

FILES
     /etc/mailer.conf

EXAMPLES
     The following is an example of how to set up mailer.conf for traditional
     sendmail(8) invocation behavior.

     # Execute the "real" sendmail program, named /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
     hoststat        /usr/libexec/sendmail/sendmail
     purgestat       /usr/libexec/sendmail/sendmail

     This example shows how to invoke the postfix MTA suite 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

SEE ALSO
     mail(1), mailq(8), mailwrapper(8), newaliases(8), sendmail(8)

AUTHORS
     Perry E. Metzger <perryATpiermont.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 different-
     ly if invoked with a different name" behavior of things like mailq(8)
     should go away.

OpenBSD 3.6                    December 16, 1998                             1