Managing sendmail Services in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: July 2014

How to Disable .forward Files

This procedure, which prevents automated forwarding, disables the .forward file for a particular host.

  1. Become an administrator.

    For more information, see Using Your Assigned Administrative Rights in Securing Users and Processes in Oracle Solaris 11.2 .

  2. Make a copy of /etc/mail/cf/domain/solaris-generic.m4 or your site-specific domain m4 file.
    # cd /etc/mail/cf/domain
    # cp solaris-generic.m4 mydomain.m4

    Use the file name of your choice.

  3. Add the following line to the file that you just created.

    If a value for –confFORWARD_PATH already exists in the m4 file, replace the value with this null value.

  4. Build and install a new configuration file.

    If you need help with this step, refer to How to Build a New File.

    Note - When you edit the .mc file, remember to change DOMAIN(`solaris-generic') to DOMAIN(`mydomain').