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  1.\"	$NetBSD: mailer.conf.5,v 1.2 1999/05/29 18:18:30 christos Exp $
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  4.\" 	Perry E. Metzger.  All rights reserved.
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 32.\" $FreeBSD$
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 34.Dd October 8, 2010
 35.Dt MAILER.CONF 5
 36.Os
 37.Sh NAME
 38.Nm mailer.conf
 39.Nd configuration file for
 40.Xr mailwrapper 8
 41.Sh DESCRIPTION
 42The file
 43.Pa /etc/mail/mailer.conf
 44contains a series of lines of the form
 45.Pp
 46.Ar name
 47.Ar program
 48.Op Ar arguments ...
 49.Pp
 50The first word of each line is the
 51.Ar name
 52of a program invoking
 53.Xr mailwrapper 8 .
 54(For example, on a typical system
 55.Pa /usr/sbin/sendmail
 56would be a symbolic link to
 57.Xr mailwrapper 8 ,
 58as would
 59.Xr newaliases 1
 60and
 61.Xr mailq 1 .
 62Thus,
 63.Ar name
 64might be
 65.Dq Li sendmail
 66or
 67.Dq Li newaliases
 68etc.)
 69.Pp
 70The second word of each line is the name of the
 71.Ar program
 72to actually execute when the first name is invoked.
 73.Pp
 74The further
 75.Ar arguments ,
 76if any, are passed to the
 77.Ar program ,
 78followed by the arguments
 79.Xr mailwrapper 8
 80was called with.
 81.Pp
 82The file may also contain comment lines, denoted by a
 83.Ql #
 84mark in the first column of any line.
 85.Sh FILES
 86/etc/mail/mailer.conf
 87.Sh EXAMPLES
 88This example shows how to set up
 89.Nm
 90to invoke the traditional
 91.Xr sendmail 8
 92program:
 93.Bd -literal -offset indent
 94# Execute the "real" sendmail program located in
 95# /usr/libexec/sendmail/sendmail
 96sendmail	/usr/libexec/sendmail/sendmail
 97send-mail	/usr/libexec/sendmail/sendmail
 98mailq		/usr/libexec/sendmail/sendmail
 99newaliases	/usr/libexec/sendmail/sendmail
100.Ed
101.Pp
102This example shows how to invoke a sendmail-workalike like
103.Nm Postfix
104in place of
105.Xr sendmail 8 :
106.Bd -literal -offset indent
107# Emulate sendmail using postfix
108sendmail	/usr/local/sbin/sendmail
109send-mail	/usr/local/sbin/sendmail
110mailq		/usr/local/sbin/sendmail
111newaliases	/usr/local/sbin/sendmail
112.Ed
113.Pp
114This example shows
115how to invoke
116a sendmail-workalike with
117.Nm Exim
118(from ports)
119in place of
120.Xr sendmail 8 :
121.Bd -literal -offset indent
122# Emulate sendmail using exim
123sendmail	/usr/local/sbin/exim
124send-mail	/usr/local/sbin/exim
125mailq		/usr/local/sbin/exim -bp
126newaliases	/usr/bin/true
127rmail		/usr/local/sbin/exim -i -oee
128.Ed
129.Pp
130This example shows the use of the
131.Nm mini_sendmail
132package from ports in place of
133.Xr sendmail 8 .
134Note the use of additional arguments.
135.Bd -literal -offset indent
136# Send outgoing mail to a smart relay using mini_sendmail
137sendmail	/usr/local/bin/mini_sendmail -srelayhost
138send-mail	/usr/local/bin/mini_sendmail -srelayhost
139.Ed
140.Sh SEE ALSO
141.Xr mail 1 ,
142.Xr mailq 1 ,
143.Xr newaliases 1 ,
144.Xr mailwrapper 8 ,
145.Xr sendmail 8
146.Pp
147.Xr postfix 1 Pq Pa ports/mail/postfix ,
148.Xr mini_sendmail 8 Pq Pa ports/mail/mini_sendmail
149.Sh HISTORY
150.Nm
151appeared in
152.Nx 1.4 .
153.Sh AUTHORS
154.An Perry E. Metzger Aq perry@piermont.com
155.Sh BUGS
156The entire reason this program exists is a crock.
157Instead, a command
158for how to submit mail should be standardized, and all the "behave
159differently if invoked with a different name" behavior of things like
160.Xr mailq 1
161should go away.