Management of sendmail is done on FreeBSD by changing to sendmail'sdirectory (/etc/mail) and running "make" followed by the appropriate command. This either needs to be done as root or using sudo. To … [Read more...] about Starting and Stopping Sendmail with FreeBSD
Information And Howtos About Email Servers Such As Postfix, Dovecot, Maildrop, Sendmail
Email was the first "killer app" of the early Internet and today millions of emails are sent every day using a variety of emails servers such as postfix and sendmail. This section looks at how to use and configure email servers for sending and receiving email, mail filtering with services such as maildrop and procmail, and POP and IMAP servers such as Courier IMAP and Dovecot.
The most obvious way to discard mail to a particular alias with the exim4 mail server is to send it to /dev/null, but unless file_transport is set in the exim configuration it won't work. You can use … [Read more...] about Discard mail with exim4 using :blackhole:
You've checked to see what's sitting in the exim mail queue, but want to check the email's header and/or body before deleting it from the queue. Use the -Mvh & -Mvb flags to view these. Getting … [Read more...] about View the message header and body for an email in the exim mail queue
This post shows how to delete a single message from the exim mail queue and also how to remove all of them using the exim command line tools. Delete a single message from the exim mail queue Use mailq … [Read more...] about Delete messages from the exim mail queue
I have the exim mail server running on one of my customer's webservers. Their internal mail server hadn't been accepting mail overnight so they hadn't got a whole bunch of important emails from the … [Read more...] about Flush the exim mail queue
While trying to troubleshoot why email wasn't being delivered to one of my mail aliases on a new server this morning, I discovered a nifty little trick for testing the deliverability of an email … [Read more...] about Test validity of email address from the command line with exim