Additional Equates for Delivery Agents
From Version 8.12 of sendmail
The following table describes additional equates that
you can use with the M delivery-agent definition
command. The following syntax shows you how to append new equates
or new arguments to the equates that already exist in the configuration
Magent-name, equate, equate, ...
The following example includes the new W= equate.
This equate specifies the maximum time to wait for the mailer to return
after all data has been sent.
Msmtp, P=[IPC], F=mDFMuX, S=11/31, R=21, E=\r\n, L=990, W=2m
When you modify the definition of a value for m4 configuration,
use the syntax that is provided in the following example.
The preceding example places a limit of 1000 on the number of
messages that are delivered per connection on an smtp mailer.
If you need to build a new sendmail.cf file,
refer to Changing the sendmail Configuration in Chapter 2, Administering Mail Services.
Note - Typically, you modify the equate definitions in the mailer directory only when you fine-tune.
Table 3-26 Additional Equates
for Delivery Agents
Argument: Path to a directory
Specifies a directory to apply chroot() to
before the mailer program is executed
Argument: Any of the following m4 values
that have previously been defined with the define() routine
for the smtp mailer
for the local mailer
for the relay mailer
Limits the number of messages that are delivered per connection
on an smtp, local, or relay mailer
Argument: An increment of time
Specifies the maximum time to wait for the return of the mailer
after all data has been sent