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"This is the sendmail 'bible"' --Peter Collinson, Server/Workstation Expert, July 2001

"I recommend studying or acquiring the excellent O'Reilly & Associates book, Using Sendmail (also known as the "bat book"). --Adam Thornton, Technical Support, March 2001

"Its the Bible for Sendmail, written by the man himself, Eric Allman. If you are configuring Sendmail, and you don't have this book, you are a far braver human than I." --Michael Schwager, Sys Admin, March 1999

"'s Bestselling Title of 1998 in the Category of Email Applications"

"The definitive tome about Sendmail." --Ben Rothke, Enterprise Systems Journal, June 1998

"Sendmail might not be the heart of UNIX mail and communications services, but it certainly is a good portion of the autonomic nervous system. Although considered venerable by some, it is also extremely widely used. This book hopes to make sendmail administration not only easy, but fun. Quite a task. "Part one of the book is tutorial in nature, starting with background information in chapter one. We are given a brief history and philosophy of sendmail, plus some description of the component parts, and the related Internet RFCs (Request For Comment) and technologies. (RFCs, the name to the contrary, are the descriptions of how Internet functions should work. In a sense, they are the standards of the Internet.) The tutorial covers the invocation and switches, the configuration file, mail delivery agents, macros, rules, rules and more rules, class macros, options, headers, and miscellaneous topics. "Part two deals with administration and management, and runs you through the process of configuring, compiling and installing sendmail. It also has specifics of V8 as well as DNS (Domain Name Server). More advanced topics, such as security, the queue, aliases, mailing lists, forwarding, logging and statistics are now in a new part three. "Part four is the reference, and chapters list the options for delivery agents; defined, class and database macros; options, headers, the command line and debugging. There are appendixes and a bibliography. "Because of the nature of the book, you will find a fair amount of material duplicated (for example between the tutorial on delivery agents, and the reference sections). However, the duplicated material, and the short chaptering make this an excellent reference work overall. The material is generally clear and well laid out. The tutorial section is definitely for the technically advanced: I suspect the authors have a ways to go before many people find sendmail 'fun'." --copyright Robert M. Slade, 1993, 1997