Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian
User Name
Debian This forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 06-29-2006, 06:55 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2005
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 85

Rep: Reputation: 15
Local mail sent to ISP in Etch

I have not been receiving system mail for root in Etch. No problem in Sarge. I noticed this after a power loss yesterday and noted no message from my UPS controller. My /etc/aliases file is correct, duplicating Sarge. I tried using the command "$ mail root" to send a test message. I cc'd my user name in the test message. Root received no message. The mail was sent to the SMTP server of my ISP and it sent me an error message, apparently because my system had changed my user name to my email address in the cc: field. The implication is that all local system mail is being addressed to root@myisp which my ISP doesn't recognize, I hope, and it certainly doesn't recognize the sender. I can't find anything different in the exim4 configuration, compared to Sarge, that might do this. I notice the 'mail' program does not terminate with an "EOT" followed by an "&" as the documentation indicates but have no idea if this is significant. I have found nothing in documentation or Google. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.
Old 06-30-2006, 12:32 PM   #2
Registered: Jun 2005
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 85

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Solved. Be careful of the contents of /etc/mailname. I misinterpreted instructions in the documentation and dpkg-reconfigure.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Using sendmail to relay mail to ISP mail server Swift&Smart Linux - Software 26 11-09-2008 03:00 PM
Setup local machine to allow lan machines to retrieve its local user mail. Brian1 Linux - Networking 3 03-30-2006 05:04 AM
wvdial or kppp - can't make either one connect to a local isp lefty.crupps Linux - Software 2 07-06-2005 11:51 PM
ISP mail aliases + Domain mail how? HoundDog Linux - Networking 1 08-09-2003 07:17 AM
exim/mutt - local user can't send mail to isp lea Linux - Software 1 12-12-2002 07:31 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:14 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration