A classic O'Reilly title since 1993, sendmail now coversVersions 8.10 through 8.14 of this email routing program, includingdozens of new features, options, and macros. This edition alsotakes a more nuts-and-bolts approach than its predecessors. Itincludes both an administration handbook and a reference guide thatprovide you with clear options for installing, configuring andmanaging sendmail's latest versions and companion programs.
The sendmail program has withstood the test of time because of itsability to solve the mail-routing needs of all sites large orsmall, complex or simple. But it's also difficult to configure andeven more difficult to understand. That's why this book has provenvaluable since the dawn of email. With it, you will be able toconfigure the program to meet any need, so that you never againhave to call in a sendmail guru to bail you out.
sendmail includes the following sections:
Some Basics is especially useful for people new to theprogram. It covers the basic concepts underlying mail delivery andthe roles sendmail plays in that delivery
Administration covers all aspects of handling sendmail,from downloading and installing new releases to managing mailinglists and aliases
Configuration Reference contains a heavilycross-referenced guide for configuring and tuning sendmail. Everyarcane detail of sendmail is listed alphabetically
Appendices contain more detail about sendmail than youmay ever need
This edition also includes new material on SSL and AUTH and a newchapter on Mitlers. If you're interested in what has changed sincethe last edition, one appendix categorizes the many improvements ofsendmail's intervening versions by chapter, complete withreferences to the appropriate sections and page numbers in thebook.
With sendmail, system administrators, programmers, networkengineers, and even inexperienced users will be able to match thischallenging but necessary utility to the needs of theirnetwork.