Managing sendmail Services in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: July 2014

Overview of the Software Components

The following table introduces some of the software components of a mail system. Refer to Software Components for a complete description of all of the software components.

.forward files
Files that you can set up in a user's home directory to redirect mail or to send mail to a program automatically
A file on a mail server that is the final destination for email messages
mail addresses
Address that contains the name of the recipient and the system to which a mail message is delivered
mail aliases
An alternate name that is used in a mail address
mail queue
A collection of mail messages that needs to be processed by the mail server
A special mail alias that is used to report problems and to ask questions about the mail service
sendmail configuration file
A file that contains all the information necessary for mail routing