Delay sendmail?

Grant orbman at
Sun May 9 23:54:00 BST 2004

Ummmm yea sounds a good idea about replacing sendmail... but i am not sure if i can... as i was using as part of XMail..... so i assumed i needed it for that...

i dont quite follow on that DNS thing you said about, would that get rid of it trying to lookup things at startup even if the network card isnt up yet?


Original Message:
From: Jon Schneider <jon at>
To: freebsd-users at
Sent: Sun May 09 20:42:01 BST 2004
Subject: Re: Delay sendmail?
I expect Frank is right about sendmail wanting to do a DNS lookup or 

One of the reasons I have always replaced sendmail with exim is that 
sendmail seems to want to do DNS lookups when there is no good reason to 
do so triggering an on-demand dialup. Things like flushing an empty mail 
queue or handling local mail. On a slightly unreliable mostly-up ISDN 
link I've had users of Outlook(Express) unable to send mail because 
sendmail won't even let stuff into the queue if it can't look up 
something or other. Pain in the ass.

(The other reason being that I just can't get on with sendmail 


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