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NAME

       /etc/smail/methods/ - smail host specific transports configuration

METHOD FILES

       Method files define a relation between a set of hostnames and a set of
       transports to be used in delivering to those hostnames. Method files
       use the standard routine for reading file entries, just as with the
       config, directors, routers, and transports files.  Each entry should
       have the form:

           hostname transport-name

       stating that mail being sent to hostname should be delivered using the
       transport transport-name.  As a special case, if the hostname value is
       the special string ‘‘*’’, the entry matches any host.  This is a catch-
       all feature which should only be used in the last entry in a method
       file.

       Entries in a method file can be associated with particular message
       grades.  This allows different grades to use different transports, such
       as non-demand UUCP for messages with a bulk or junk precedence.  Grade
       ranges are specified by appending a grade letter range to the hostname,
       separated by a slash (‘‘/’’).  Entries with grades can be in any of the
       forms:

           hostname>/X     transport-name
           hostname>/X-*   transport-name
           hostname>/*-Y   transport-name
           hostname>/X-Y   transport-name

       See the definition of the grades configuration variable for a
       discussion of grade letters, and their correlation with message
       precedence strings.  In the first form, the transport is used for an
       exact match of the grade letter.  In the second form, a match requires
       a grade a character value of at least X.  In the third, form a match
       requires a grade character value of at most Y.  The final form
       specifies a range of grades from character value X to character value
       Y.

       For example, with the default value for the grades variable, the
       following file will use smtp for hosts local1 and local2, if the
       precedence is air-mail or better; otherwise, for any host with a
       precedence of first-class or better, demand-polled uucp is used;
       otherwise, queued uucp is used:

           local1/*-A  smtp
           local2/*-A  smtp
           */*-C       demand_uucp
           *           uucp

FILES

       Smail host specific transports configuration files.

SEE ALSO

       smailconf(5), smaildrct(5), smailqual(5), smailrtrs(5), smailrtry(5),
       smailtrns(5), smail(8).  Smail Administration and Installation Guide.
       DARPA Internet Requests for Comments: RFC 821, RFC 822, RFC 974, RFC
       976, and RFC 1123.

BUGS

       Colons cannot be included in the value of a list element.  Database
       files cannot contain ‘‘#’’ in the left-hand field.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (C) 1987, 1988 Ronald S. Karr and Landon Curt Noll Copyright
       (C) 1992 Ronald S. Karr See a file COPYING, distributed with the source
       code, or type smail -bc to view distribution rights and restrictions
       associated with this software.