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Something went wrong with my sendmail installation so I uninstalled it with --purge. I still see the /etc/init.d/sendmail script and /etc/mail is full of sendmail files (.db, aliases, etc). Is there any way I can figure out what files I do have to delete manually ? also the users I have to delete/create in order to make it work ?

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Perhaps some additional details would help: What specific version of Debian? What specific version of sendmail? How did you originally install it? –  Mike B Jun 18 '12 at 15:30

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You run dpkg -l | grep sendmail and you --purge the rest of the relevant packages.

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I deleted files that I believed were part of sendmail and finally installed postfix. –  Rodrigo Asensio Jun 18 '12 at 20:34

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