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mailconfig

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NAME

mailconfig - Sets up the routing and delivery of mail for the system.  

SYNOPSIS

/usr/sbin/mailconfig [-ui cli [clioptions]|gui [x resources]]


 

OPTIONS

Specifies the user interface to be invoked

The mailconfig program can be run using either the graphical user interface (gui) or the command-line interface (cli): Specifies the graphical user interface.
Sample command line: mailconfig -ui gui
[x resources]: The mailconfig -ui gui command accepts all of the standard X Toolkit command-line options, which are documented in the OPTIONS section of the X(1X) reference page. Specifies the command-line interface.
Sample command line: mailconfig -ui cli
[clioptions]: The mailconfig -ui cli command accepts the following command-line options: Provides a brief help message, listing all configurable mailconfig components and the actions that can be performed on them.
Sample command line: mailconfig -ui cli -Help Provides a detailed help message on how to configure the specified component.
Sample command line: mailconfig -ui cli -host Help
In the help message, the actions and attribute values that are pertinent to the specified component are listed.
The following is a list of all possible actions for all configurable components: Creates a new configuration for the specified component. Modifies the specified component's existing configuration. Adds a new attribute value to the specified component's existing configuration. Removes the specified component's existing configuration. Deletes an attribute value from the specified component's existing configuration. Lists all attribute values in the specified component. Lists (on stdout) all attributes that the specified component can use. A subset of these attributes is listed on the create action line of the help provided when you issue the mailconfig -ui cli -<component> Help command. Lists any attributes used to define the uniqueness of the specified component. Performs a specific action (for example, modify) on the specified component, optionally altering one or more of the component's attributes.
Sample command line: mailconfig -ui cli -host modify alias=frew

 

DESCRIPTION

The Mail Configuration application, mailconfig, is used by the system administrator to set up the routing and delivery of mail for the system.

Dependencies: Before using Mail Configuration, be sure to configure the system using the following applications, which you can access from the SysMan Configuration Checklist: Network Configuration BIND Configuration NFS Configuration UUCP or other network protocols that you use to send mail NTP NIS

You must be root to run Mail Configuration.

To start mailconfig from the graphical user interface: Click on the Application Manager icon on the CDE front panel. Double click on the System_Admin application group icon. Double click on the Configuration application group icon. Double click on the Mail Configuration application icon.
 

Help Menu

The following options are available: Displays the Overview section of the help volume, which describes the purpose of the application, how to run the application and how to exit the application. Displays the Tasks section of the help volume, which is a predefined collection of basic tasks which can be performed using the application. This section begins with a list of all the predefined tasks. Displays the Reference section of the help volume, which describes each window and dialog box in the application. This section begins with a list of all the windows and dialog boxes. Activates the capability to display On Item help for a specified component in any window or dialog box in the application. When this option is selected, the cursor is changed to a question mark. Position the question mark directly on the desired component and click the left mouse button. The cursor is changed to the default cursor display mode, and the On Item help for the specified component is displayed in the Help viewer. Displays the CDE Using Help information, which describes how to use the Help viewer. Displays the About Mail Configuration section of the help volume, which contains version, copyright, and trademark information.
 

EXAMPLES

Opens Mail Configuration in the graphical user interface. mailconfig -ui gui Opens Mail Configuration in the command-line interface. mailconfig -ui cli Provides a brief help message for the command-line interface of Mail Configuration, listing all configurable mailconfig components and the actions that can be performed on them. mailconfig -ui cli -Help Provides a detailed help message on how to configure host, the specified component. mailconfig -ui cli -host Help Opens Mail Configuration in the command-line interface while changing the host alias to frew. mailconfig -ui cli -host modify alias=frew Opens the Mail Configuration help volume from the command line without running the application. /usr/dt/bin/dthelpview -h /usr/dt/appconfig/help/C/MailConfig.sdl


 

FILES

Mail Configuration executable Mail Configuration help volume Specifies the environment variables that define part of the mail configuration on the system Current sendmail configuration settings Previous sendmail configuration settings Original sendmail configuration settings Current mail configuration in stanza file format
 

SEE ALSO

Commands: mailsetup(8), rc.config(8).

Files: aliases(4), sendmail.cf(4), stanza(4).

Networking: mail_intro(7), mail_manual_setup(7).


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
OPTIONS
DESCRIPTION
Help Menu
EXAMPLES
FILES
SEE ALSO

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