Working on packages that needs sendmail



  • Hey everyone
    I'm currently working on a monitoring tool that needs mail, which in turn needs sendmail.
    I have done "pkg_add -r sendmail" which insalls sendmail, however it seems to be missing some files and will not send any email.  Has anybody successfully put sendmail on their pfSense box?
    Without sendmail the functionalality is greatly reduced and almost, but not quite, useless.  ;)

    Thanks
    Cheers
    -Eric



  • There are a number of light-weight delivery only daemons to choose from.  Why do you need full sendmail?



  • i guiess i dont, i need "mail" which is looking for sendmail to send the mail off, i guess if you could recommed something that would work just as well that'd be cool





  • alright, well i installed zmailer, and along with it came perl, which is just bloat. so i am going to say no to zmailer
    any other ideas.  i will keep looking myself too



  • Yeah thats bad.  Let me check out the options and get back to you, I know /usr/ports/mail is filled with stuff :)



  • any luck finding something else that may be worth lookin at? ive tried a couple, but they all seem to be as big/bloated as sendmail.



  • Have you looked at http://www.xmailserver.org/ ?



  • nullmailer and ssmtp are a couple light weight ones I've used successfully in the past.



  • sorry i havent replied in a while but life is just too busy
    anyways, i tried nullmailer, and that installed no problem, but when i try to send mail it seems as all went well but no mail goes through, so i'll continue to look when i get the time, but right now thats a scarce resource

    thanks guys
    -Eric



  • @eric:

    sorry i havent replied in a while but life is just too busy
    anyways, i tried nullmailer, and that installed no problem, but when i try to send mail it seems as all went well but no mail goes through, so i'll continue to look when i get the time, but right now thats a scarce resource

    Anyone else having had success with nullmailer (or any other lightweight MTA) running under pfsense?

    Tor



  • bushtor ,
    Any luck finding a  light weight ssmtp daemons ?
    I also need this in one of my scripts and wanted to know how you solved this.



  • I wrote some stuff here that mails the user with a PHP SMTP script I found somewhere in the web, I guess it's a better option.



  • @fernandotcl:

    I wrote some stuff here that mails the user with a PHP SMTP script I found somewhere in the web, I guess it's a better option.

    Hi,

    Would you mind share this solution with us..?  I'm also interested in this.

    Hank


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