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How to Configure Sendmail as MTA Serving Oracle Beehive (Doc ID 445299.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 18, 2019

Applies to:

Beehive - Version 1.0 to [Release Release 1 to Release 2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


It is recommended to secure Oracle Beehive to prevent direct access from external via default SMTP port 25. Therefore it is necessary to have an Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) in front listening on the default ports and routing the mails then to Oracle Beehive.

This note will describe a basic sendmail setup to serve Beehive as mail MTA listening on port 25 and routing the mails for Oracle Beehive to port e.g. 2525, where the Oracle Beehive service is listening.

For more information about sendmail visit the sendmail homepage 

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This is just an example setup of sendmail in front of Oracle Beehive. It is not intended to fulfill all requirements for a production setup. This was tested on Enterprise Linux 5 and Enterprise Linux 4 Updates 3 and 5, for other operating systems and other sendmail releases it is likely to see modifications in the setup.


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