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I ran into issues configuring Sendmail and messed up the /etc/mail folder's files, so I deleted /etc/mail entirely. How can I now start fresh in my journey of attempting to configure Sendmail by restoring the /etc/mail folder with its default files?

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    You could try running dpkg -S /etc/mail and then re-installing the packages it identifies – steeldriver Dec 15 '18 at 13:51
  • I just did exactly the same thing, and nothing seems to help. Did you ever figure out how to do this? – Phil Hirschhorn Mar 28 '19 at 22:29
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Having experimented further, I used apt to remove all the sendmail packages and then did

apt install sendmail-cf sendmail-base sendmail-bin sendmail-doc

and I now have most (or all) of what I remember from /etc/mail. Of course, I still don't know how to get it doing what I want, but at least I can try things now.

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