Managing sendmail Services in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: July 2014

Versions of the Configuration File

sendmail includes a configuration option that enables you to define the version of the file. This option enables older configuration files to be used with the current version of sendmail. You can set the version level to values between 0 and 10. You can also define the vendor. Either Berkeley or Sun is a valid vendor option. If a version level is specified but no vendor is defined, Sun is used as the default vendor setting. The following table lists some of the valid options.

Table 3-5  Version Values for the Configuration File
Setting that was used for version 8.8 of sendmail.
Setting that was used for version 8.9 of sendmail. This setting was included in the Solaris 8 release.
Setting that was used for versions 8.10 and 8.11 of sendmail.
Setting that is used for version 8.12, 8.13 and 8.14 versions of sendmail. Version 8.12 is the default for the Solaris 9 release. Starting in the Solaris 10 release, version 8.13 is the default. Version 8.14 is the default for the Oracle Solaris 11 release.

Note - You are urged not to use –V1/Sun. For more information, refer to

For task information, refer to Changing the sendmail Configuration in Chapter 2, Administering Mail Services.