Topic: sendmail on openwrt

I want to implement the sending mail function on my openwrt,that is I need to install
a software which is similar as the Sendmail.But I found there is only a package called
mini_sendmail.It need a smtp server or something else to work,and that's not i want.

it seems  very tough to build Sendmail by oneself.
anyone has experience about this or some idea on this issue?
thanks very much if there is anyone can help.

Re: sendmail on openwrt

Hmm, Sendmail or any other full featured MTA is pretty heavy stuff for a router. I think you will be better off with something lighter and relay mail to some smtp server. I pretty much like msmtp.

Re: sendmail on openwrt

"you should search before u ask"
I forget it just now

I get ssmtp after searching,and i think it's the very sw i need.

Re: sendmail on openwrt

sime wrote:

Hmm, Sendmail or any other full featured MTA is pretty heavy stuff for a router. I think you will be better off with something lighter and relay mail to some smtp server. I pretty much like msmtp.

i'll check it what you recommend .thank u for ur reply . : )

Re: sendmail on openwrt

I have Xmail running and made a trick to use sendmail with that, For now am travelling but will update you when I get home, For personal mailboxes in my family it works fine also i have a webmail solution installed so mail can be read when you are traveling.

Rgds. Margate

ASUS WL-500W with 500GB USB Maxtor Drive
Samba, sftp, vsftpd, Lighttpd, PHP5, sqlite3, Xmail pop3/smtp, phpxmail 1.5 Administration and Telaen Webmail

Re: sendmail on openwrt

margate wrote:

I have Xmail running and made a trick to use sendmail with that, For now am travelling but will update you when I get home, For personal mailboxes in my family it works fine also i have a webmail solution installed so mail can be read when you are traveling.

Rgds. Margate

so kind of u
i'll be waiting

Re: sendmail on openwrt

Hi giggham

I did this
Installed xmail, it will put executables in /usr/bin and MailRoot in /tmp
I then copied MailRoot to my stick

cd /tmp
cp -rp MailRoot /www/

I created the start script XMail in /etc/init.d/ with the following - you should edit XMAIL_ROOT variable


#!/bin/sh                                                                       
#                                                                               
# skeleton      example file to build /etc/init.d/ scripts.                     
#               This file should be used to construct scripts for               
#/etc/init.d.                                                                   
#                                                                               
#               Written by Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>.         
#               Modified by Davide Libenzi <davidel@xmailserver.org>             
#                                                                               
# Version:      @(#)skeleton  1.8  03-Mar-1998  miquels@cistron.nl               
#                                                                               
                                                                                 
XMAIL_ROOT=/www/MailRoot                                                         
XMAIL_CMD_LINE="-SX 1 -Qn 1 -Yt 1 -Ln 1 -PX 1 -CX 1 -Pl -Sl -Ql -Ll -Yl -Yi 600"
DAEMON=/usr/bin/XMail                                   
NAME=XMail                                             
DESC="XMail server"                                     
echo $DAEMON                                           
test -f $DAEMON || exit 0                               
                                                       
set -e                                                 
ulimit -c 10000                                         
                                                       
start_xmail() {                                         
MAIL_ROOT=$XMAIL_ROOT                                 
export MAIL_ROOT                                       
MAIL_CMD_LINE=$XMAIL_CMD_LINE                         
export MAIL_CMD_LINE                                   
$DAEMON                                               
while [ ! -f /var/run/$NAME.pid ]                     
do                                                     
  sleep 1                                               
done                                                   
}                                                       
                                                       
stop_xmail() {                                         
if [ -f /var/run/$NAME.pid ]                           
then                                                   
  echo `date` > $XMAIL_ROOT/.shutdown                   
  kill `cat /var/run/$NAME.pid`                         
  sleep 1                                               
  #while [ -f $XMAIL_ROOT/.shutdown ]                   
  #do                                                   
  # sleep 1                                             
  #done                                                 
fi                                                     
}                                                       
                                                       
                                                       
case "$1" in                                           
start)                                                 
  echo -n "Starting $DESC: "                           
  start_xmail                                           
  echo "$NAME.[" `cat /var/run/$NAME.pid` "]"           
;;                                                     
stop)                                                 
  echo -n "Stopping $DESC: "                           
  stop_xmail                                           
  echo "$NAME."                                         
;;                                                     
restart|force-reload)                                 
  echo -n "Restarting $DESC: "                         
  stop_xmail                                           
  sleep 1                                               
  start_xmail                                           
  echo "$NAME.[" `cat /var/run/$NAME.pid` "]"           
;;                                                     
*)                                                     
  N=/opt/etc/init.d/Xmail                               
  echo "Usage: $N {start|stop|restart|force-reload}" >&2
  exit 1                                               
;;                                                     
esac                                                   
exit 0

create MailRoot/ctrlaccounts.tab
cd <MailRoot directory>
XMCrypt <The password you like for admin account>
vi ctrlaccounts.tab and insert one line with the username<tab>output from above line

start Xmail with /etc/init.d/Xmail start - first time will take some time because Xmail will create a spool structure in MailRoot/spool directory

sendmail there comes with Xmail need MAIL_ROOT variable so i did the following

mv /usr/bin/sendmail /www/MailRoot/bin/sendmail.org

created /www/MailRoot/bin/sendmail.xmail.sh with the following

#!/bin/sh
export DEFAULT_DOMAIN="domain.org"
if [ -z $MAIL_ROOT ]; then
        export MAIL_ROOT=/www/MailRoot
fi
$PWD/sendmail.org $*

chmod +x /www/MailRoot/bin/sendmail.xmail.sh
ln -s /www/MailRoot/sendmail.xmail.sh /usr/bin/sendmail

you should now me able to use sendmail the normal way

eg. sendmail -s xxx@yyy.zzz

enter some text and press ctrl D

I order to configure Xmail with domains and users i advice you to install phpxmail 1.5, find it here http://phpxmail.sourceforge.net/

If you want Webmail i recommend http://www.telaen.org/, but use sendmail when you configure it as smtp access will take a little time if you configure the spam filter,

If you want outlook skin I have this working on OpenWrt
http://tdah.us/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=13&Itemid=27


Rgds Margate

ASUS WL-500W with 500GB USB Maxtor Drive
Samba, sftp, vsftpd, Lighttpd, PHP5, sqlite3, Xmail pop3/smtp, phpxmail 1.5 Administration and Telaen Webmail