Slightly OT: switching from Postfix to Sendmail

Julian Field MailScanner at
Sun Feb 19 12:41:42 GMT 2006

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Glenn Steen wrote:
> On 18/02/06, Julian Field <MailScanner at> wrote:
> (snip)
>> On my own MX's I have just had to
>> rm /etc/init.d/sendmail
>> as while I was away one of my guys accidentally started sendmail with a
>> service sendmail start which made it bypass MailScanner altogether. By
>> deleting that file they have no way of "nicely" starting sendmail on its
>> own at all, so that they are forced to use "service MailScanner start"
>> to get it going properly.
> Trick them further with an
> ln -s /etc/init.d/MailScanner /etc/init.d/sendmail
> and the bozos will be "disarmed" completely:-).
> Welcome back from the vacation! I thought we wouldn't hear from you
> until after the weekend...
It was a lovely break from everything. I took my OQO ( and 
only switched it on to archive my photos. Only 1 work call I needed to 
deal with, and no MailScanner work at all. Wonderful!

As for this weekend, I always prefer to catch up on most of my 
outstanding mail before I go back to work. The first day or 2 back from 
holiday is bad enough, without 3000 messages waiting to be read too. So 
I catch up first in the undisturbed surroundings of home.

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Julian Field
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