man pages say, that there is a parameter "-C" to give sendmail an
alternative config file "main.cf".
My purpose is to have different configurations on sending mails under
Most simple is to use a dedicated smarthost for a special script w/o
changing the configuration of the core sendmail/postfix config.
I tried this:
#1 create a simple text file containing "From", "To", "Subject" and some text.
#2 create a /var/tmp/main.cf just containing: "relayhost = [my.smart.host.ip]"
#3 send mail using this command: "cat mysimpletextfile | sendmail -t
But regardless, what I put into the main.cf, sendmail allways uses the
"regular" mail server.
Even so if I put some unreachable IP in the file, it successfully
submits the mail.
If I change the "-C" parameter to some faulty string like "-C
/var/tux", sendmail claims no main.cf found and stops.
What am I doing wrong?
Was dem Einen sein Ferrari,
ist dem Anderen seine Signatur