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    Default Send mail through Zimbra with sendmail

    I was unable to find an answer in the forums to this, so here it goes.

    I have a web server that I need to send e-mail from. I've installed sendmail but cannot figure out how to use the outgoing authentication for it. I just want to be able to send mail from the web server through Zimbra to myself and other domains. For example, I would like to create a script that would send my web logs as an attachment once a week. I can figure out the script side, but need help with Zimbra authentication. Any hints?

    Zimbra Server - CentOS 5.3 with Zimbra 5.0.16GA.
    Web Server - Ubuntu 8.04 with the newest sendmail package.

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    Why even bother installing sendmail ? On your Ubuntu server do the following
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    apt-get install sendemail

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    Try to configure the sendmail server to use a "SMARTHOST"
    check the sendmail.mc for a SMART_HOST line on my system its
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    dnl # Uncomment and edit the following line if your outgoing mail needs to
    dnl # be sent out through an external mail server:
    dnl #
    define(`SMART_HOST', `ip-of-zimbra-server')dnl
    then add the ip of the sendmail server to your zimbra server's "Mynetwork"

    In my case both systems are in a DMZ and it seams to work ok.

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    Why add the overhead ? If you are purely using Sendmail to relay through a smarthost it is such a overkill on resources What ever language you are using eg. Perl/PHP you there will be a hook to send email anyway; so why not use it ?

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    Default What's the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by uxbod View Post
    Why add the overhead ? If you are purely using Sendmail to relay through a smarthost it is such a overkill on resources What ever language you are using eg. Perl/PHP you there will be a hook to send email anyway; so why not use it ?
    Is there some advantage to using sendemail over sendmail?

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    Yes, it is a lightweight script for sending email and not a full blown MTA.

    sendEmail | freshmeat.net

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