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Old 12-27-2010, 02:47 PM   #1
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can't send mail to other users on same system


I'm trying to send mail to other users on the same host, but they don't arrive.

I've tried using mail and alpine. Both programs apparently work fine, in that they behave as expected and apparently send the email.

But when logging in as the recipient, there is no mail in /var/spool/mail, and nothing in alpine INBOX.

Any ideas what i'm doing wrong?
 
Old 12-27-2010, 03:03 PM   #2
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Is sendmail (or other mail server) running? What's in /var/log/maillog?
 
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Old 12-27-2010, 03:17 PM   #3
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Sendmail wasn't running. Didn't realise it had to be to be honest I thought it was something to do with serving mail to external hosts or something. Anyway i know now. Thanks.
 
Old 12-28-2010, 01:57 AM   #4
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Cool. Even on a local system, I guess you need something that will deliver the mail; the clients themselves don't do that.
 
  


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