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What is Sendmail?

Sendmail is a very popular Mail Transport Agent (MTA). It is used to send email between servers. It runs in the background on our servers, and most users generally don't ever need to interact with it directly.

What is the path to Sendmail?

Sendmail is located at:


If you have VPS Hosting or Dedicated Hosting, you can find the path by using the "which" command:

user@vps#### [/]# which sendmail

A Command Line Example Using Sendmail

Users generally don't need to call sendmail directly from the command line, but in case you're looking for it for a specific reason, we've included an example below that shows how to send an email from the command line using sendmail:

root@vps#### [/]# /usr/sbin/sendmail -t
Subject: This is the subject of the email
This is the body of the email.
root@#### [/]# 
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