[CentOS] sendmail substitute?

Scott Robbins scottro at nyc.rr.com
Thu Oct 14 05:48:08 EDT 2010


On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 08:47:28AM +0200, Giles Coochey wrote:
> On 14/10/2010 08:44, Roland RoLaNd wrote:
> 
>     Hi all,
> 
>     i'm following online guides to secure my centos 5.4
>     it's advised to turn off sendmail service among others.
>     but how can i forward my /var/log/mail to my webmail ?
> 

> http://blog.zloether.com/2009/07/install-ssmtp-in-centos.html

The problem with ssmtp is that it only sends to an outside source.  It's
no longer maintained as far as I know, and I don't think there's a way
to get it to just go local, without sending outside.
(DISCLAIMER--haven't used it in a long while, and perhaps someone fixed
that, or found out a way, but I remember on Fedora forums there was a
thread about it, and I don't think anyone managed to get it to only send
and deliver locally.)

> 
> http://blog.zloether.com/2009/07/send-email-from-linux-shell.html

This also, you will note, sends email through (in the example) through
gmail, that is, going outside the machine. 



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