MAILER.CONF(5) Standards, Environments, and Macros MAILER.CONF(5)


mailer.conf - configuration file for mailwrapper(8)


The file /etc/mailer.conf contains a series of lines of the form

name program [arguments ...]

The first word of each line is the name of a program invoking
mailwrapper(8). (For example, on a typical system /usr/lib/sendmail would
be a symbolic link to mailwrapper(8), as would newaliases(8) and mailq(1).
Thus, name might be "sendmail" or "newaliases" etc.)

The second word of each line is the name of the program to actually execute
when the first name is invoked.

The further arguments, if any, are passed to the program, followed by the
arguments mailwrapper(8) was called with.

The file may also contain comment lines, denoted by a `#' mark in the first
column of any line.




This example shows how to set up mailer.conf to invoke the traditional
sendmail(8) program:

# Execute the "real" sendmail program located in
# /usr/lib/smtp/sendmail/sendmail
sendmail /usr/lib/smtp/sendmail/sendmail
mailq /usr/lib/smtp/sendmail/sendmail
newaliases /usr/lib/smtp/sendmail/sendmail


mail(1), mailq(1), mailwrapper(8), newaliases(8), sendmail(8)


Perry E. Metzger <>

OmniOS November 11, 2017 OmniOS