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Old 01-11-2006, 12:36 AM   #1
Vantasticman777
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Server Auto Mail Problem


Just set up a new webserver, and installed a few programs that are supposed to email me automatically when they run (SIM, BFD, Yum, RKhunter) and I am not getting any emails.

I think it could be a few things. The path from root to Sendmail is not listed or listed incorrectly.

Or Root is not configured as a user to send mail.
Or something else.

Regular off server email works fine.

How do I find the problem?

Your help is appreciated.

Thanks,
Van
 
Old 01-11-2006, 01:34 PM   #2
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The e-mails are probably being send to the root user. You should either check root's e-mail, or setup an alias so that root's e-mail is sent to a real person.

To check root's e-mail:
Code:
su - 
mail
 
Old 01-13-2006, 12:46 AM   #3
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The response to su -mail says "invalid option".
 
Old 01-13-2006, 07:07 AM   #4
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Press enter after "su -". "mail" is in a new line!
 
  


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