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today i was slashing down unneed services on my parent's computer running fedora core 5. one of the ones i disabled was sendmail. i then tried sending emails from they ...
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- 10-03-2006 #1
why do i even need sendmail?
one of the ones i disabled was sendmail. i then tried sending emails from they evolution account and sending mail still works, so why is sendmail enabled by default?
i googled for sendmail and it is the daemon that takes care of outgoing messages...so shouldn't outgoing emails fail then?
sorry for this question, but i can't figure it out on my ownAll Empires rise and fall. The Microsoft Empire has already risen, only one way to go now...
- 10-03-2006 #2
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It's a server daemon for running an SMTP e-mail server. Unless it's a full-fledged server, you don't need it.
- 10-03-2006 #3
ah great, thats all i needed to knowAll Empires rise and fall. The Microsoft Empire has already risen, only one way to go now...
- 10-03-2006 #4
The Sendmail program is a very widely used Mail Transport Agent (MTA). MTAs send mail from one machine to another. Sendmail is not a client program, which you use to read your email. Sendmail is a behind-the-scenes program which actually moves your email over networks or the Internet to where you want it to go.
EDIT : ooooops... i am too slow ! and my net connection....