|DMA(8)||System Manager's Manual||DMA(8)|
dmais a small Mail Transport Agent (MTA), designed for home and office use. It accepts mails from locally installed Mail User Agents (MUA) and delivers the mails either locally or to a remote destination. Remote delivery includes several features like TLS/SSL support and SMTP authentication.
The options are as follows:
-Acacts as a compatibility option for sendmail.
- List all mails currently stored in the mail queue.
- Queue the mail, but don't attempt to deliver it. See also the ‘DEFER’ config file setting below.
All other modes are are ignored.
- Don't run in the background. Useful for debugging.
- Set sender address (envelope-from) to sender. This
overrides the value of the environment variable
- Ignore dots alone on lines by themselves in incoming messages. This should be set if you are reading data from a file.
- Set the identifier used in syslog messages to the supplied tag. This is a compatibility option for sendmail.
- This is a compatibility option for sendmail.
-oiis synonymous to
-i. All other options are ignored.
- Process saved messages in the queue. The argument is optional and ignored.
- Same as
- Obtain recipient addresses from the message header.
dmawill parse the
Bcc:header will be removed independent of whether
-tis specified or not.
dmacan be configured with two config files:
These two files are stored per default in /etc/dma.
FILE FORMAT¶Every file contains parameters of the form ‘name value’. Lines containing boolean values are set to ‘NO’ if the line is commented and to ‘YES’ if the line is uncommented. Empty lines or lines beginning with a ‘#’ are ignored. Parameter names and their values are case sensitive.
auth.conf¶SMTP authentication can be configured in auth.conf. Each line has the format “
dma.conf¶Most of the behaviour of
dmacan be configured in dma.conf.
- If you want to send outgoing mails via a smarthost, set this variable to your smarthosts address.
- Use this port to deliver remote emails. Only useful together with the
‘SMARTHOST’ option, because
dmawill deliver all mails to this port, regardless of whether a smarthost is set or not.
- Path to the local aliases file. Just stick with the default. The aliases
file is of the format
In this case, mails to
nam: dest1 dest2 ...
namwill instead be delivered to
dest2, which in turn could be entries in /etc/aliases. The special name ‘
*’ can be used to create a catch-all alias, which gets used if no other matching alias is found. Use the catch-all alias only if you don't want any local mail to be delivered.
- Path to
dma's spool directory. Just stick with the default.
AUTHPATH(string, default=not set)
- Path to the ‘auth.conf’ file.
- Uncomment if you want TLS/SSL secured transfer.
- Uncomment if you want to use STARTTLS. Only useful together with ‘SECURETRANS’.
- Uncomment if you want to allow the STARTTLS negotiation to fail. Most
dmais used without a smarthost, delivering remote messages directly to the outside mail exchangers; in opportunistic TLS mode, the connection will be encrypted if the remote server supports STARTTLS, but an unencrypted delivery will still be made if the negotiation fails. Only useful together with ‘SECURETRANS’ and ‘STARTTLS’.
- Path to your SSL certificate file.
- Uncomment this entry and change it to ‘INSECURE’ to use plain text SMTP login over an insecure connection. You have to rename this variable manually to prevent that you send your password accidentally over an insecure connection.
- Uncomment if you want that
dmadefers your mail. You have to flush your mail queue manually with the
-qoption. This option is handy if you are behind a dialup line.
- Uncomment if you want the bounce message to include the complete original message, not just the headers.
- The internet hostname
dmauses to identify the host. If not set or empty, the result of gethostname(3) is used. If ‘MAILNAME’ is an absolute path to a file, the first line of this file will be used as the hostname.
- Masquerade the envelope-from addresses with this address/hostname. Use
this setting if mails are not accepted by destination mail servers because
your sender domain is invalid. This setting is overridden by the
-fflag and the
If ‘MASQUERADE’ does not contain a
@sign, the string is interpreted as a host name. For example, setting ‘MASQUERADE’ to ‘
john@’ on host ‘
hamlet’ will send all mails as ‘
john@hamlet’; setting it to ‘
percolator’ will send all mails as ‘
Sm off username @percolator’.
- Bypass aliases and local delivery, and instead forward all mails to the defined ‘SMARTHOST’. ‘NULLCLIENT’ requires ‘SMARTHOST’ to be set.
Environment variables¶The behavior of
dmacan be influenced by some environment variables.
- Used to set the sender address (envelope-from). Use a plain address, in
the form of
email@example.com. This value will be overridden when the
-fflag is used.
SEE ALSO¶mailaddr(7), mailwrapper(8), sendmail(8)
J. B. Postel, Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, RFC 821.
J. Myers, SMTP Service Extension for Authentication, RFC 2554.
P. Hoffman, SMTP Service Extension for Secure SMTP over TLS, RFC 2487.
dmautility first appeared in DragonFly 1.11.
dmawas written by Matthias Schmidt <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Simon Schubert <email@example.com>.
|February 13, 2014||Linux 4.9.0-9-amd64|