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This is documentation about a configuration directive, which can be placed within Movable Type’s core configuration file, mt-config.cgi, to customize the behavior of the system.

The filepath to the sendmail mail transfer agent (MTA).

By default, Movable Type looks for sendmail in three locations:

  • /usr/lib/sendmail
  • /usr/sbin/sendmail
  • /usr/ucblib/sendmail

Note: most MTAs (mail transfer agents) like sendmail, postfix and qmail provide a script that is installed automatically as “/usr/sbin/sendmail”. This makes it very simple for those systems to route mail without the need to reconfigure anything. Chances are this is true on your system even if you don’t use Sendmail. So first try using the default “SendMailPath” and see if mail delivery works. If not, you will need to consult your system administrator to determine the configuration settings you will need.


A system filepath.

By default Movable Type looks for sendmail in the following three locations:

  • /usr/lib/sendmail
  • /usr/sbin/sendmail
  • /usr/ucblib/sendmail


If sendmail is in a different location, adjust the SendMailPath configuration setting:

SendMailPath /path/to/sendmail