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Solaris™ 8 Advanced System Administrator's Guide, Third Edition by Janice Winsor

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Mail Services Files and Programs

Files for the mail service are located in three directories: /bin, /etc/mail, and /usr/lib. Users' mailboxes are located in the /var/mail directory. Table 7 lists the mail services programs.

Table 7. The Components of Mail Services
Command or File Description
$OPENWINHOME/bin/mailtool MUA.
.sendmailvars.org_dir NIS+ version of sendmailvars table.
/etc/default/sendmail Store options used to start sendmail. This command is new in the Solaris 8 release. In previous releases, sendmail options were added to the init script. Because you no longer need to edit init scripts to add sendmail options, upgrading systems is easier. See Chapter 2, “Customizing sendmail Configuration Files” for more information.
/etc/mail/aliases ...

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