System Administration Guide: Network Services

Additional Delivery Agent Flags From Version 8.12 of sendmail

The following table describes additional delivery agent flags, which by default are not set. These single-character flags are Boolean. You can set or unset a flag by including or excluding it in the F= statement of your configuration file, as shown in the following example.

Mlocal,    P=/usr/lib/mail.local, F=lsDFMAw5:/|@qSXfmnz9, S=10/30, R=20/40,
Mprog,     P=/bin/sh, F=lsDFMoqeu9, S=10/30, R=20/40, D=$z:/,
Msmtp,     P=[IPC], F=mDFMuX, S=11/31, R=21, E=\r\n, L=990,
Mesmtp,    P=[IPC], F=mDFMuXa, S=11/31, R=21, E=\r\n, L=990,
Msmtp8,    P=[IPC], F=mDFMuX8, S=11/31, R=21, E=\r\n, L=990,
Mrelay,    P=[IPC], F=mDFMuXa8, S=11/31, R=61, E=\r\n, L=2040,
Table 14–27 Additional Mailer Flags




Mailers that use this flag do not attempt delivery to the initial recipient of a message or to queue runs unless the queued message is selected by using an ETRN request or one of the following queue options: -qI, -qR, or -qS.


This flag disables the ability of the mailer to send null characters (for example, \0).


This flag disables the use of ESMTP and requires that SMTP be used instead. 


This flag enables mailers to strip headers to 7 bit.