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cant start sendmail

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by matt_01@, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. matt_01@

    matt_01@ Guest

    Hi Guys,
    I setup our new plesk server and when I start sendmail I see the following:

    [root@plesk home]# service sendmail restart
    sm-client stopping [FAILED]
    sendmail stopping [FAILED]
    sendmail starting: sendmail: usage: sendmail [ -t ] [ -fsender ] [ -Fname ] [ -bp ] [ -bs ] [ arg ... ]
    sm-client starting: sendmail: illegal option -- L
    sendmail: usage: sendmail [ -t ] [ -fsender ] [ -Fname ] [ -bp ] [ -bs ] [ arg ... ]
    Any idears what this could be ? Therese no log entry in the msg log (tail -n 200 -f /var/log/messages)

    Warm regards
  2. faris

    faris Guest

    Sendmail is not used on Plesk for Linux. It uses qmail instead.

    This means you should not have sendmail installed at all, let alone try to start it.

    There will be a "sendmail" file but that's basically a wrapper for qmail, allowing things like php and various other things to use "sendmail" to send mail, while really it is using qmail.