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sendmail - zmailer sendmail emulation and mail submission interface
sendmail [-C configfile] [-EimqtUv] [-b[msdtip]] [-VenVid] [-Bbodytype]
[-Nnotify] [-Rhdr-ret] [-faddress] [-Ffullname] [-raddress]
[-o[i|Qpostoffice]] [address ...]
This sendmail(8zm) program is an emulation of the original Sendmail
interface. It provides all the original options that it makes sense to
support in the context of ZMailer. This is not intended to be the
normal user interface to mail, rather it is used by old User Agent
programs, e.g., Mail(1), to submit mail. This mechanism has been
superseded by the zmailer(3zm) library routines as the native
submission interface (Application Program Interface) for ZMailer.
The default action is to submit the RFC822 format mail message expected
on stdin to the mailer, with the addresses listed on the command line
as recipients. If there are no recipient addresses specified on the
command line, the mailer will infer them from the message header. The
sender is the account of the current userid, except for root where the
preferred sender is the account of the current login session. The
message terminates when a period is seen by itself on a line, or at end
of file on the input stream.
If the message submission fails immediately on the mail_open(3zm), the
data on stdin will be appended to a dead.letter file in the submitters
-bm asks sendmail to deliver mail, which it does anyway. This
option has no effect.
-bs will start an SMTP server reading from stdin. This causes the
smtpserver(8zm) program to be executed.
-bd starts the router(8zm) and scheduler(8zm) programs to emulate
Sendmail’s daemon mode. This is not a recommended method to
start these programs, instead use zmailer(1zm).
-bt runs the router(8zm) in interactive mode for testing.
-bi runs newaliases(1zm) to rebuild the alias file database; This is
not a recommended method to start these programs, instead use
-bp runs mailq(1zm) to print the mail transport queue status.
specify the router(8zm) configuration file.
-E indicates the origin of this message is an insecure channel.
This should be used when sendmail is used to submit messages
coming in from outside the local machine, to avoid security
problems during message processing. This flag ensures the
message will have no privileges even if the current userid is
specify the sender address. This is the default originator
address if there is no From: header in the message. It becomes
the Sender: address otherwise. In either case if the current
userid is not "trusted" by the mailer, it is free to ignore both
this option and any header information to ensure properly
authenticated originator information.
specify the full name of the (local) sender.
-i tells sendmail to not use a period (’.’) on a line by itself as
a message terminator, only the end of file will terminate the
-m asks the mailer not to ignore the originator in the addressee
list. This is default behaviour, so this option has no effect.
-oi is like -i.
specifies an alternate POSTOFFICE directory.
-q asks for queue processing. This option has no effect.
is like -f.
-t scan the RFC-822 headers for recipient addresses in "To:",
"Cc:", and "Bcc:" headers. The "Bcc:" header will be deleted
before processing continues. Any addresses in the argument list
will be ignored.
In case no addresses are given in the argument list, this is the
default operation mode.
-v will report the progress of the message after it has been
submitted. The sendmail process will write verbose log
information to the stderr stream until the scheduler deletes the
sets Delivery-Status-Notification parameter ENVID to be any
arbitary [xtext] string. (Format verified!)
sets Delivery-Status-Notification notify parameter to be: NEVER,
or any combination of: SUCCESS, FAILURE, DELAY.
sets Delivery-Status-Notification parameter to be either of:
This environment variable is expected to be inherited from
caller, and it tells where callers idea of ZENV-variables are
If it isn’t present, system compiled defaults will be used.
If this is present, but bad, you are screwed...
Those that zmailer(3zm) library uses:
variable defines textual fullname, for example: "Sample
variable defines user@node format of what user wants to
claim as his/her own address (it must match those of mail
One of its own:
This is used to set zmailer(3zm) library variable
Used by zmailer(3zm) library.
For compability’s sake: When being invoked as:
do start the smtp-server in the system.
NOT A RECOMMENDED START METHOD!
zmailer(1zm), zmailer(3zm), router(8zm), scheduler(8zm), mailq(1zm),
newaliases(8zm), zmailer(3zm), zmailer.conf(5zm).
This program authored and copyright by:
Rayan Zachariassen <no address>
Continued maintance by:
Matti Aarnio <firstname.lastname@example.org>