Problem: I installed sendmail in my ubuntu system with the help of link http://lukepeters.me/blog/getting-the-php-mail-function-to-work-on-ubuntu. I installed it to test php mail functionality on localhost for my project. It was working slow, therefore, after testing, I wanted to uninstall it completely from system. Let’s see How to Completely Remove/Uninstall sendmail from ubuntu.
Solution: Initially, I tried following sequence of commands on terminal to remove sendmail as various or most of the website links have suggested following commands for uninstalling sendmail on ubuntu:
sudo apt-get remove sendmail sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove sendmail sudo apt-get purge sendmail
But with these sequence of commands, sendmail was not removed from system and php mail() function continued to send mails.
When I appended * everywhere in above sequence of commands, then sendmail gets completely removed/uninstalled from system:
sudo apt-get remove sendmail* // uninstall sendmail sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove sendmail* //uninstall sendmail and its dependencies sudo apt-get purge sendmail* //removing local/config files for sendmail