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Q9201:  On FreeBSD, /usr/sbin/sendmail is a symbolic link to /usr/sbin/mailwrapper; it doesn't contain the Sendmail binary. How should I replace Sendmail with Exim on FreeBSD?

A9201:  There is a file called /etc/mail/mailer.conf which selects what to run for various MTA calls. Instead of changing /usr/sbin/sendmail, you should edit this file instead, to read something like this:

   sendmail          /usr/exim/bin/exim
   send-mail         /usr/exim/bin/exim
   mailq             /usr/exim/bin/exim -bp
   newaliases        /usr/bin/true

You probably also need to edit /etc/periodic.conf; see Q9202.

Q9202:  A script that FreeBSD runs nightly uses mailq with the -Ac parameter. Why doesn't Exim recognize this?

A9202:  -Ac is a Sendmail option that requests that mailq ``Show the mail submission queue specified in /etc/mail/ instead of the MTA queue specified in /etc/mail/''. Exim doesn't have the concept of a “submission queue”. You can disable this feature of the nightly script by adding the line

   daily_status_include_submit_mailq="NO"  # No separate 'submit' queue

to the file /etc/periodic.conf.

Q9203:  How can I use Exim for authenticated SMTP using Cyrus on FreeBSD?

A9203:  This web page may help:

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