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Old 09-09-2008, 10:31 AM   #1
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how to mail to gmail from unix "mail" program


Well ,thats a stupid question I know.But lets see a correct answer.

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Old 09-09-2008, 10:43 AM   #2
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run 'ifconfig' command under root and see if you have an 'eth' entry that shows an ip address in 'inet addr:'. Then, mail is easy:

Code:
<echo or cat message> | mail username@gmail.com
Read the mail (really mailx) man pages for more info on things like subject and such
 
Old 09-09-2008, 10:45 AM   #3
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Hi,
Can I mail to gmail or any other mail from the program "mail" in unix.I dont know whether internet is connected to my system.But when I run netstat -rn command these are the first 10 lines.

Kindly help.
-Stalin
To answer your question, the short answer is yes, you can.

You need to first figure out if you're connected to the internet or not. Then you need to set up your system to use the gmail servers for mail. You don't say what distro/version of linux you're using, or anything about your environment, so it's hard to give you any answer other than a generic "yes".

Lots of documentation can be found on Google....try there.
 
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:35 PM   #4
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I thinks the syntax is:

echo "this is a message" | mailx <yourgmail@gmail.com>
 
Old 09-10-2008, 02:59 AM   #5
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Hi, thanks for the reply

Last edited by stalin.varanasi; 09-28-2011 at 08:17 AM. Reason: I am not satisifed with the answers.
 
Old 09-28-2011, 09:56 AM   #6
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Hi, thanks for the reply
Sorry you're not "satisfied with the answers", but you still haven't provided any information to let folks help you. From my first reply:

"You need to first figure out if you're connected to the internet or not. Then you need to set up your system to use the gmail servers for mail. You don't say what distro/version of linux you're using, or anything about your environment, so it's hard to give you any answer other than a generic "yes"."

So:
  1. Are you connected to the Internet? Can you use your web browser and hit any sites? Ping google.com?
  2. What version/distro of Linux?
  3. What environment? (Home, business? What firewalls/routers/switches are in place?)
  4. Did you try the commands given, and what were the results?
Again, without useful details, there's very little anyone can tell you.
 
  


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