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Subject:   error while starting sendmail
Date:   2004-10-22 15:42:30
From:   d51
First things first, im a novice. While trying to implement your mail server filtering solution to a Freebsd 5.2 machine an error message: 554 5.0.0 /etc/mail/sendmail.cf: line 1653: Xmimedefang: unknown filter equate \=
WARNING: Xmimedefang: local socket name /var/spool/MIMEDefang/mimedefang.sock missing while trying to start sendmail. any help would be appreciated. thanks
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  • error while starting sendmail
    2005-02-19 10:24:44  caseyc [View]

    I had the same issue on FreeBSD 5.3...

    I had to remove the / from the entry in the sendmail.cf

    MAIL_FILTER(`mimedefang', `S=local:/var/spool/MIMEDefang/mimedefang.sock, F=T, T=C:15m;S:4m;R:4m;E:10m')dnl
    define(`confINPUT_MAIL_FILTERS', `mimedefang')dnl

    You should only have 2 lines of code not 3

    For your mimedefang... reread the page you will notice you have to modify one of the conf files to tell it to point and look for the correct mimedefang.sock