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easy and sendmail. in the same sentence.

yes, that's right. today i had the easiest, least painful experience with sendmail of all things. for reasons too obscure to go into, i needed a local mail server. normally, i avoid sendmail like the plague after discovering the pleasures of postfix . but local in this case means os x , which comes preloaded with sendmail .

great. i've either got to fiddle with installing postfix which will inevitably have a few speed bumps, but i get the advantage of being able to configure it quickly; or i go with sendmail which is already installed, but which will likely come with it's own configuration speed bumps.

but a quick search for "os x sendmail" turns up the "one click sendmain enabler" , which happens to be heartily recommended by jon udell , which is good enough for me.

1 minute later i had a functioning mail server running.

i hear that panther will go with postfix anyway, so maybe i'll only need to sully my system with sendmail for a short time.

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9/09/2003 09:57:00 PM 0 comments


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