sendmail, 2nd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: January 1997
Pages: 1050

This second edition of sendmail covers sendmail Version 8.8 from Berkeley and the standard versions available on most systems. It is far and away the most comprehensive book ever written on sendmail, the program that acts like a traffic cop in routing and delivering mail on Unix-based networks. Although sendmail is used on almost every Unix system, it's one of the last great uncharted territories--and most difficult utilities to learn--in Unix system administration.

This book provides a complete sendmail tutorial, plus extensive reference material on every aspect of the program. What's more, it's authoritative, having been coauthored by Eric Allman, the developer of sendmail. In addition to Version 8.8, it covers earlier versions available on many systems, such as those found on Sun workstations. Part One is a tutorial on understanding sendmail; Part Two covers the building, installation, and m4 configuration of sendmail; Part Three covers practical issues in sendmail administration; Part Four is a comprehensive reference section; and Part Five consists of appendixes and a bibliography.

In this second edition an expanded tutorial demonstrates hub's cf file and nullclient.mc. Other topics include the #error delivery agent, sendmail's exit values, MIME headers, and how to set up and use the user database, mailertable, and smrsh. Solution-oriented examples throughout the book help you solve your own sendmail problems. Plus, this edition is cross-referenced with section numbers.

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sendmail, 2nd Edition Review

By Edwin A. Gutierrez

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One of the best book from O'Reilly. This book will help reader from the ground up. From the most simplest configuration to the most complicated configuration can be learned from this book.

Surely one you cannot have without if you're a just a simple Linux user or a fulltime Administrator.

 
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sendmail, 2nd Edition Review

By Sagara

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This is the Definitive book, BUT it's really outdated. When can we expect the 3rd edition?

 
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sendmail, 2nd Edition Review

By R. L.

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Comments about oreilly sendmail, 2nd Edition:

This is a good intro book for sendmail V8.8.4. In fact, the *ONLY* book for sendmail...

One MAJOR problem though... Version 8.8.4 is unsecure & mainly OLD and later versions (8.12.2) are COMPLETLY different in terms of building & compiling from source (directories are in TOTALLY different) and in terms of the client.cf created in the tutorial. It IS well done but only for Version 8.8.4 which is WAY outdated!!!

If the author/creator of sendmail can PLEASE put out a pdf file or a new book about the changes from 8.8.4 to those more modern versions (i.e.: 8.12.2) of sendmail, it'll be THE BEST!!!

Please email me if you know of any guides/books/how-to's that explain Version 8.12.2 or similar...

Thanks!!

but it does give you the basics...but i'm sure new functionality was added to later versions.

 
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sendmail, 2nd Edition Review

By Tony Wu

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Comments about oreilly sendmail, 2nd Edition:

Please give me the answer for the "Things to Try" section, because I can't complete the example which the book teach me to do. The reason is my sendmail version is more update than the book, so I believe it is not good for beginner,and I wish the publisher will update the information from the web, because I just brought this book. After that, I just feel it is helpless for me. Please update it.

 
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sendmail, 2nd Edition Review

By dd

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Very confusing. The layout and organization needs a complete overhaul. The info is there but getting it requires a lot of jumping around.

 
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sendmail, 2nd Edition Review

By Andy Gram

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Overall the book is just what the doctor ordered for getting on top of sendmail and managing it effectively. However, it was published in 1997, and there have been a lot of additions to sendmail recently, especially related to its anti-spam features. Here in February 2001, its price tag of $49.95 is firmly and consistently requesting, if not actually screaming, for an update, say a 3rd Edition, for example. If there is a 3rd Edition someday, you'll be able to acquire this edition in a previously-owned context for quite a bit less cost.

However, I would recommend it without any hesitation if it were the 3rd Edition, and it would be a very good value even at $49.95.

 
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sendmail, 2nd Edition Review

By Impressed

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Comments about oreilly sendmail, 2nd Edition:

I was very impressed with the book, the only problem was finding that some of the information was a bit out dated.. I and alot of other STONGLY suggest making a updated 3rd edition with the current information/utilities listing.. over all it make it quite easy to get a mail server going..

 
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By Brad Felber

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If you're serious about getting a sendmail server up and running, you definatally need this book. It's a complex book because Sendmail is a complex program. It's not going to teach you what E-mail is, because you should already know that if you're setting up a mail server. But it will help you get your corporate e-mail up and running.

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