How to Stop and Remove Sendmail on Fedora 16

sendmailSendmail is a general purpose internetwork email routing facility that supports many kinds of mail-transfer and -delivery methods, including the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) used for email transport over the Internet. In certain cases, you has to stop and remove the sendmail service on your server. It could be you want to install other smtp service such as postfix. In order to make postfix smoothly running, sendmail should be stop and removed. This post will show you on how to stop and remove sendmail on linux Fedora 16 server.

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Command to stop sendmail service :

[root@fedora16 ~]# service sendmail stop
'Redirecting to /bin/systemctl  stop sendmail.service

Simply run this command to remove sendmail package on your server :

[root@fedora16 ~]# yum remove sendmail -y

Examples :

[root@fedora16 ~]# yum remove sendmail
Setting up Remove Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package sendmail.i686 0:8.14.5-6.fc16 will be erased
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

====================================================================================================
 Package               Arch              Version                     Repository                Size
====================================================================================================
Removing:
 sendmail              i686              8.14.5-6.fc16               @anaconda-0              1.5 M

Transaction Summary
====================================================================================================
Remove        1 Package

Installed size: 1.5 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
Running Transaction Check
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Erasing    : sendmail-8.14.5-6.fc16.i686                                                      1/1

Removed:
  sendmail.i686 0:8.14.5-6.fc16

Complete!
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