"STARTTLS: read error=generic SSL error (0)"

Sendmail systems using Transport Layer Security (TLS) may generate this error message literally millions of times in maillogs, potentially causing the log file system to fill up.

To prevent this message from being logged:

1. Add the following line to $SENDMAIL_SRC/devtools/Site/site.config.m4:
APPENDDEF(`confENVDEF', `-D_FFR_DEAL_WITH_ERROR_SSL')

2. Rebuild Sendmail (the -c flag is needed when making changes to site.config.m4).
cd $SENDMAIL_SRC
./Build -c

3. Reinstall Sendmail.
su root -c "./Build install"

4. Restart Sendmail.
/etc/init.d/sendmail stop
/etc/init.d/sendmail start

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