Starting the sendmail daemon during system boot

To configure the /etc/rc.tcpip file such that the sendmail daemon also starts when the system is booted, use this procedure.

  1. Edit the /etc/rc.tcpip file by using a text editor of your choice.
  2. To start the sendmail MTA daemon automatically on system boot, find the line that begins with start /usr/lib/sendmail.
    By default, this line is not commented, which means a # (hash sign) is not present at the beginning of the line. However, if it is commented, delete the # (hash sign).
  3. If you want to start the sendmail client queue runner on system boot, append the following line to the /etc/rc.tcpip file to start the sendmail command as mail submission program (MSP):
    /usr/lib/sendmail -L sm-msp-queue -Ac -q 30m
  4. Save the /etc/rc.tcpip file.