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Solaris™ 8 Advanced System Administrator's Guide, Third Edition by Janice Winsor

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New Mail Service Features

The Solaris™ 8 mail services use the Version 8.9.3 sendmail mail-transport agent. The following list describes some of the important changes that are included in this new version.

  • You no longer edit the sendmail.cf file directly. You should treat it as a binary that is not editable. Instead, you start with a file with an .mc (mail configuration) suffix and use the m4 macro processor together with the m4 macro files included with sendmail to “compile” the file with a .cf suffix. See “Generating the sendmail Configuration File” for more information.

  • The new MaxHeadersLength configuration file option limits the length of the ...

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