Mac OS X/Darwin & sendmail 8.12.2Changes I had to make to get sendmail (and tinderbox) to work properly:
- make these changes to /etc/mail/sendmail.cf :
[boxset:/etc/mail] root# diff sendmail.cf sendmail.cf.orig 81c81 < #Fw/etc/mail/local-host-names --- > Fw/etc/mail/local-host-names 85c85 < Dj$w.mcom.com --- > #Dj$w.Foo.COM
New for Mac OS X/Darwin 10.1.5:
Some permissions changes are needed. From the sendmail docs:
sendmail must be a set-group-ID (default group: smmsp, recommended gid: 25) program to allow for queueing mail in a group-writable directory. Two .cf files are required: sendmail.cf for the daemon and submit.cf for the submission program. The following permissions should be used: -r-xr-sr-x root smmsp ... /PATH/TO/sendmail drwxrwx--- smmsp smmsp ... /var/spool/clientmqueue drwx------ root wheel ... /var/spool/mqueue -r--r--r-- root wheel ... /etc/mail/sendmail.cf -r--r--r-- root wheel ... /etc/mail/submit.cfMy upgrade of 10.1.5 did not have these permissions set like this, so I made the appropriate changes.
- Start sendmail in daemon mode:
sendmail -bdAdd this to the boot sequence by changing "NO" to "YES" in this line in /etc/hostconfig:
New for Mac OS X/Darwin 10.2.x:
- Sendmail was complaining about group write permissions for "access_db", but it was really about / :
chmod g-w /Note that you will have to reset this permission after every OS update, as apparently this gets reset as part of the updater process.