Where are the Sendmail configuration files?

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I need to setup some virtual domains/email addresses for sendmail, but I don't see any of the usual sendmail configuration files, I can't even find sendmail.cf on our machine!

I've been reading through the sendmail configuration docs anyhow, and I'm pretty sure I want to set up a virtual domain and email addresses so we can forward email off that machine to GoDaddy where our email is already set up for handling. Please NOTE - The domain we're interested in forwarding is not the default domain for our machine, and I have yet to figure out how to add it to the machine using CPanel. We already have the domain up and running, and the default DNS record (the domain is administered on GoDaddy) points to our server correctly at InMotionHosting.com.

But now that the web site is up, we are generating business off of it and we generate emails as well that go to: [email protected] The trouble of course is that the local machine tries to handle sending those, and can't, so it forwards them to the email attached to the account which is my boss (who doesn't necessarily monitor his email on weekends, not always anyhow). We already have the redirects for those emails setup on GoDaddy, we just gotta get our sendmail configured to forward all email to GoDaddy for handling (using our "MX" records I assume as the guide for where we send those) for our other domain.

Can anyone give me a little advice here on how / where to look to set these things up? I was happy to set out and do it all myself, but totally baffled when I did not find sendmail.cf on our machine.

Hello PrimeTime,

I reviewed your explanation above and your question, then consulted with our Systems team in order to see if could we get you a good answer. They took a long look at what you were trying to do and asked for a few more details. I'm going to send you private email from your private account so that you can reply directly. Your reply will automatically be passed to systems and they will be able to brief you in full what needs to be done - and where to find the files (if it's necessary) to do what you're asking.

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Arn C.