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Chapter 29. Creating a Mail Server > Activating Sendmail

Activating Sendmail

Assuming that you've decided to go ahead and create a mail server, the first step is to turn on the server application itself. Mac OS X includes the Sendmail software, but it is not activated when the system first boots.

Tip

The assumption is made that the Mac OS X machine you're going to use as a mail server already has a registered hostname. If this is not the case, be sure to register with a domain name system (DNS) before continuing. In addition to the standard A record (address record), a mail server typically also registers an MX record for the base-level domain. For example, although the server postoffice.ag.ohio-state.edu receives mail for accounts addressed directly to itself, there also is an MX record setup for ag.osu.edu that points to postoffice.ag.ohio-state.edu. This enables mail sent to an account at ag.osu.edu to be sent to the postoffice.ag.ohio-state.edu hostname transparently.



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