This chapter describes how to set up and administer mail services. If you are not familiar with administering mail services, read Chapter 1, About Mail Services for an introduction to the components of mail services. This chapter also provides a description of a typical mail service configuration, as shown in Figure 1–1. The following list can help you find groups of related procedures that are covered in this chapter.
See Chapter 3, Mail Services (Reference) for a more detailed description of the components of mail services. This chapter also describes the mail service programs and files, the mail routing process, the interactions of sendmail with name services, and the features in version 8.13 of sendmail that are not fully described in the sendmail(1M) man page.