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Enabling sendmail in OS X final UNIX
'gdif,' who posted the Airport base station emulator page, has put together a little how-to on enabling 'sendmail' in OS X v10.0. You can find the article here:

In addition, there are some other great UNIX tips on that page, including a "renice" command for the Window Manager that may potentially speed up your window redraw. I've added the site to the links section as well.
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Cant get this to work
Authored by: offsky on May 29, '01 01:20:34PM

I cant seem to get sendmail to work on my machine. I set it up like it says in the link. The only difference is that my machine does not have a name, so in the hostname part I put my IP number. Now when I run the tail command in one window and try to use sendmail I get this error:

May 29 10:04:10 localhost sendmail[349]: My unqualified host name (localhost) unknown; sleeping for retry
May 29 10:05:10 localhost sendmail[349]: unable to qualify my own domain name (localhost) -- using short name
May 29 10:05:10 localhost sendmail[349]: NOQUEUE: SYSERR(www): /etc/mail/ line 81: fileclass: cannot open /etc/mail/local-host-names: Group writable directory
May 29 10:05:10 localhost sendmail[349]: gethostbyaddr( failed: 1

Any ideas?

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Just do this!
Authored by: Brak on Jan 19, '02 05:56:27AM
I have encountered this problem with every default of OS X I have ever had. You can simply make the root and /etc/mail directories not group-writable by typing the following:
chmod g-w /
chmod g-w /etc/mail
Ta-da, its that easy

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This didn't work for me.
Authored by: Loren on Jun 17, '01 11:39:26PM

Nothing in the instructions, as far as I can see, causes sendmail to load at startup.

If I run it from terminal, then Entourage recognizes localhost and sends e-mail, but only if I manually run sendmail -bd.


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