[nycbug-talk] CLI mailing from FreeBSD 6.0 Release Question

Scott Robbins scottro
Thu Mar 2 06:36:11 EST 2006

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On Thu, Mar 02, 2006 at 01:15:24AM -0500, Kevin Reiter wrote:
> I'm trying to use mail.optonline.net as my SMTP server, which is what 
> they (OptOnline) want us to use.
> After some digging and a few helpful suggestions from David Lawson, I'm 
> hacking my /etc/mail/freebsd.mc file to see if that does the trick.  I 
> really don't feel like going through the trouble of installing 
> qmail/exim/postfix just to be able to send mail once a day to myself of 
> an IP address change..

There is also ssmtp, a dropin for sendmail.   You, can after installing
it, type (while in the port's directory) make replace and it will
rewrite mailer.conf. 

The drawback is that it will send all messages through the smtp
server--that is, system messages, rather than simply being sent from
the system to root (or root's alias) on the machine, will go out through
optonline's server and back to you.  

I have a little page with more about it at 


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