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Old 10-24-2014, 07:34 AM   #1
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How to setup "mailx" ?


Hello,
I implemented a proposal indicated here http://askubuntu.com/questions/17988...-is-successful
The mails seems not to go out/in.. (error in mail.log).
It seems I need to install a mailserver; I dont know how...
In order to make following running...
...
sender="sender-address@yahoo.de"
recepient="notify-address@hotmail.com"
...
I would like to implement this on one "raspberry PI" (raspbian) which is connected continously with the internnet.
Any advice is welcome.
 
Old 10-24-2014, 10:36 AM   #2
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As noted in the link you posted you'd have to install a package like "sendmail". Another popular one is "postfix". The "mailx" command is just a front end that sends mail using the installed mailer. "mailx" isn't required (but makes life easier) but a mailer like sendmail or postfix is required.
 
Old 10-24-2014, 08:05 PM   #3
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A program for sending mail that is very easy to configure is msmtp.

I use fetchmail to get mail, procmail and formail to process it, mutt to read it, and msmtp to send it, based on this Gentoo tutorial (leaning how to use a command line mail client was my summer Linux project):

http://docs.huihoo.com/gentoo/resour...e-to-mutt.html

Even though the tutorial does not reference mailx, it is a good intro to handing mail via the command line.

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