On Mon, 2003-09-29 at 02:00, Rus Foster wrote: > On Mon, 29 Sep 2003, Ekrem wrote: > > > Hi people, > > > > I'm using FreeBSD on my standalone desktop PC. I use dialup for the > > internet and use Evolution as the email client, but the following 2 > > processes always running; > > > > sendmail: accepting connections (sendmail) > > sendmail: Queue [EMAIL PROTECTED]:30:00 for /var/spool/clientmqueue (sendmail) > > > > Do they need to be running for things like daily/weekly cron jobs that > > send emails to root, or for any other purpose? > > No if you aren't using SMTP to receive email from outside your can disable > these by putting sendmail_enable="no" in /etc/rc.conf then just kill of > the processes > > Rus
Thanks for your reply. Actually, I am retrieving my emails from my ISP's SMTP server but I know I don't need to run sendmail to retrieve them. I did kill those 2 processes. I'm just too sure if it will have some impact on email notifications. Interestingly, I do have sendmail_enable="NO" in my /etc/rc.conf file, yet sendmail continues to automatically start whenever I reboot. I might have to go learn more about auto-start processes. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"