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sendmail - powerful, efficient, and scalable Mail Transport Agent (metapackage)

Sendmail is an alternative Mail Transport Agent (MTA) for Debian. It is suitable for handling sophisticated mail configurations, although this means that its configuration can also be complex.
Fortunately, simple thing can be done easily, and complex things are possible, even if not easily understood ;) Sendmail is the *ONLY* MTA with a Turing complete language to control *ALL* aspects of delivery!
Sendmail provides Security and SPAM/UCE/UBE protection via several means.
Sendmail includes *no* Mail User Agents (MUA), you'll have to pick from the plethora of available MUAs (mutt, vm, etc.)
This package supports REGEX, DB, NIS, NIS+, LDAP, DNS maps, and has enabled TCPWrappers, IPv6, LockFile, SMTP AUTH(SASL), STARTTLS(SSL).
This package is to make installation/upgrading easier (Do NOT delete it)
Original maintainer
Homepagehttp://www.sendmail.org/
8.15.2
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8.14.7
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Manual pages

mailq(1)

mailq - Display the mail queue

mailq.sendmail(1)

mailq - print the mail queue

newaliases(1)

newaliases - Sendmail compatibility program

newaliases.sendmail(1)

newaliases - rebuild the data base for the mail aliases file

aliases(5)

aliases - Postfix local alias database format

aliases.sendmail(5)

aliases - aliases file for sendmail

editmap(8)

editmap - query and edit single records in database maps for sendmail

editmap.sendmail(8)

editmap - query and edit single records in database maps for sendmail

mail.local(8)

mail.local - store mail in a mailbox

mailstats(8)

mailstats - display mail statistics

makemap(8)

makemap - create database maps for sendmail

makemap.sendmail(8)

makemap - create database maps for sendmail

praliases(8)

praliases - display system mail aliases

rmail.sendmail(8)

rmail - handle remote mail received via uucp

sendmail(8)

sendmail - a mail enqueuer for smtpd(8)

sendmail.sendmail(8)

sendmail - an electronic mail transport agent

smrsh(8)

smrsh - restricted shell for sendmail

Latest updates

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OpenSUSE Leap 15.2 oss: Updated from 8.15.2-lp152.9.2 to 8.15.2-lp152.9.3

2020-03-23
  • Add upstream patch 8.15.2.mci.p0 (boo#1164084)
    • If sendmail tried to reuse an SMTP session which had already been closed by the server, then the connection cache could have invalid information about the session. One possible consequence was that STARTTLS was not used even if offered.
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OpenSUSE Leap 15.2 oss: Updated from 8.15.2-lp152.8.4 to 8.15.2-lp152.9.2

2020-03-19
  • Add upstream patch 8.15.2.mci.p0 (boo#1164084)
    • If sendmail tried to reuse an SMTP session which had already been closed by the server, then the connection cache could have invalid information about the session. One possible consequence was that STARTTLS was not used even if offered.
Ubuntu icon

Ubuntu 20.04 focal-proposed/universe: Version 8.15.2-18 removed

2020-03-09
Ubuntu icon

Ubuntu 20.04 focal/universe: Updated from 8.15.2-17ubuntu1 to 8.15.2-18

2020-03-09
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Ubuntu 20.04 focal-proposed/universe: Version 8.15.2-18 introduced

2020-03-08
OpenSUSE icon

OpenSUSE Leap 15.1 update/oss: Updated from 8.15.2-lp151.7.3.1 to 8.15.2-lp151.7.7.1

2020-03-08
  • Add upstream patch 8.15.2.mci.p0 (boo#1164084)
    • If sendmail tried to reuse an SMTP session which had already been closed by the server, then the connection cache could have invalid information about the session. One possible consequence was that STARTTLS was not used even if offered.
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OpenSUSE Tumbleweed oss: Updated from 8.15.2-21.1 to 8.15.2-22.1

2020-02-29
  • Add upstream patch 8.15.2.mci.p0 (boo#1164084)
    • If sendmail tried to reuse an SMTP session which had already been closed by the server, then the connection cache could have invalid information about the session. One possible consequence was that STARTTLS was not used even if offered.
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OpenSUSE Leap 15.2 oss: Updated from 8.15.2-lp152.8.3 to 8.15.2-lp152.8.4

2020-02-25
  • Add upstream patch 8.15.2.mci.p0
    • If sendmail tried to reuse an SMTP session which had already been closed by the server, then the connection cache could have invalid information about the session. One possible consequence was that STARTTLS was not used even if offered.
Ubuntu icon

Ubuntu 20.04 focal/universe: Updated from 8.15.2-13 to 8.15.2-17ubuntu1

2020-02-20
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Ubuntu 20.04 focal-proposed/universe: Version 8.15.2-17ubuntu1 removed

2020-02-20
OpenSUSE icon

OpenSUSE Leap 15.2 oss: Updated from 8.15.2-lp152.8.1 to 8.15.2-lp152.8.3

2020-02-19
  • Add upstream patch 8.15.2.mci.p0
    • If sendmail tried to reuse an SMTP session which had already been closed by the server, then the connection cache could have invalid information about the session. One possible consequence was that STARTTLS was not used even if offered.
Ubuntu icon

Ubuntu 20.04 focal-proposed/universe: Version 8.15.2-17ubuntu1 introduced

2020-02-19
Fedora icon

Fedora rawhide development/Everything-os: Updated from 8.15.2-41.fc32 to 8.15.2-43.fc32

2020-02-11
  • Fixed FTBFS with gcc-10
    Resolves: rhbz#1800082
  • De-fuzzified fix-covscan-issues patch
OpenSUSE icon

OpenSUSE Leap 15.1 update/oss: Version 8.15.2-lp151.7.3.1 introduced

2020-02-05
  • Add upstream patch 8.15.2.mci.p0
    • If sendmail tried to reuse an SMTP session which had already been closed by the server, then the connection cache could have invalid information about the session. One possible consequence was that STARTTLS was not used even if offered.
OpenSUSE icon

OpenSUSE Leap 15.2 oss: Updated from 8.15.2-lp152.7.20 to 8.15.2-lp152.8.1

2020-02-04
  • Add upstream patch 8.15.2.mci.p0
    • If sendmail tried to reuse an SMTP session which had already been closed by the server, then the connection cache could have invalid information about the session. One possible consequence was that STARTTLS was not used even if offered.
OpenSUSE icon

OpenSUSE Tumbleweed oss: Updated from 8.15.2-20.1 to 8.15.2-21.1

2020-02-04
  • Add upstream patch 8.15.2.mci.p0
    • If sendmail tried to reuse an SMTP session which had already been closed by the server, then the connection cache could have invalid information about the session. One possible consequence was that STARTTLS was not used even if offered.
OpenSUSE icon

OpenSUSE Leap 15.2 oss: Updated from 8.15.2-lp152.7.19 to 8.15.2-lp152.7.20

2020-01-17
  • Remove alias to mail-transfer-agent.target (boo#1116675)
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Fedora 31 releases/Everything-os: Version 8.15.2-39.fc31 introduced

2020-01-07
  • Used gethostbyname2 instead of gethostbyname to fix FTBFS caused by glibc update dropping support for obsolete RES_USE_INET6 Resolves: rhbz#1736650
OpenSUSE icon

OpenSUSE Leap 15.2 oss: Version 8.15.2-lp152.7.19 introduced

2020-01-07
  • Remove alias to mail-transfer-agent.target (boo#1116675)
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CentOS 7.7.1908 os: Version 8.14.7-5.el7 introduced

2020-01-07
  • Explicitly enabled sm-client statistics
    Resolves: rhbz#890585
  • Enable ECDHE support
    Resolves: rhbz#1124827
  • Properly set {client_port} value on little endian machines, patch by Kelsey Cumminngs <>
    Resolves: rhbz#1210914
  • Added makemap and its manual page into alternatives Resolves: rhbz#1225891
  • Modified nm-dispatcher script to asynchronously restart sendmail and not block the connection activation
    Resolves: rhbz#1237070
  • Added config options allowing disablement of TLS 1.1/2 Resolves: rhbz#1281476
  • Fixed problem with e-mails not sending from IPv6 enabled server to servers with MX record pointing to CNAME
    Resolves: rhbz#1294870
  • Added editmap
    Resolves: rhbz#1342393
  • Removed systemd limit for sendmail restarts to workaround failure due to rapid restarts caused by NetworkManager dispatcher script Resolves: rhbz#1395102
  • Fixed op.pdf
    Resolves: rhbz#1401070

Related packages

sendmail-base - powerful, efficient, and scalable Mail Transport Agent (arch independent files)
sendmail-bin - powerful, efficient, and scalable Mail Transport Agent
sendmail-cf - powerful, efficient, and scalable Mail Transport Agent (config macros)
sendmail-debuginfo - Debug information for package sendmail
sendmail-debugsource - Debug sources for package sendmail
sendmail-devel - Extra development include files and development files
sendmail-doc - powerful, efficient, and scalable Mail Transport Agent (documentation)
sendmail-milter - The sendmail milter library
sendmail-milter-debuginfo - Debug information for package sendmail-milter
sendmail-milter-devel - Development files for the sendmail milter library
sendmail-starttls - BSD Sendmail Starttls helper scripts
sendmail-sysvinit - SysV initscript for sendmail
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