Update to Mac OS X Terminal, Part 3
Subject:   Sendmail takes 3 minutes to start
Date:   2002-06-13 12:29:17
From:   chris_stone
Response to: Sendmail takes 3 minutes to start

I'm guessing this happens when sendmail is unable to resolve the domain name. I've suggested to some folks that they just revert their hostconfig file back to NO for mailserver, and see how that works. So far, for local only mail delivery , that seems to works OK.

There're could be an issue, though, if both sendmail and your email client are trying send (use port 25) at the same time, so watch for that.

Let us know how it goes for you...



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  • Sendmail takes 3 minutes to start
    2002-06-17 10:16:58  jimlongo [View]

    Thanks Chris,

    Setting the mailserver to NO solves the startup issue.
    I can still send mail from the terminal to most POP accounts, so I'm not sure what functionality I have lost.

  • Sendmail takes 3 minutes to start
    2002-06-14 13:38:17  nirs [View]

    edit System/Library/Startupitems/Sendmail/Sendmail

    put & at the end of the sendmail command:
    /usr/sbin/sendmail -bd -q1h &

    this will start sendmil at the background. It can sit and try to resolve the domain name for few mintes but you will never know it.