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Old 23rd July 2007, 01:21
bidevi bidevi is offline
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Default So can I use Postfix just like Sendmail?

Thank you, Falko, for your response.

If Postfix works like Sendmail, does that mean that I can change Sendmail to Postfix and everything works fine?

I've tried that before. On my FC6 machine with Sendmail I've got a perl script with content as displayed below. After configuring smarthost in Postfix on my Debian machine I tried this same perl script after changing every instance of Sendmail in the cgi file to Postfix. I didn't really believe it would work, but if experts tell me Postfix behaves like Sendmail, I assume that scripts written for Sendmail work with Postscript. It didn't.

Below is a part of the cgi file where I changed every instance of sendmail to postfix (I didn't change it below and I tried the script also in its original form, but nothing worked):


# This email script generated by AutoCGIMail v1.2
# by Kristina Pfaff-Harris (
# If you're having problems getting this to work, try putting
# $debugging = 1; on the next line.

$path_to_sendmail = "/usr/sbin/sendmail";
$email_field = "01Uw_e-mailadres";
$use_autoresponse = "Yes";
$autoresponse_message1 = "Geachte ";
$autoresponse_message2 = ",

(et cetera)

But it's all not that simple. So how do I adapt things in such a way that my perl scripts, working well in Sendmail, keep on working in Postfix?

(Later this week I'll configure the apps again and try instructions at

Last edited by bidevi; 23rd July 2007 at 01:29.
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