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Old 07-30-2012, 05:11 AM   #1
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SMTP enable


I would like to know if it is possible to create an smtp account in the localhost to send emails from localhost

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Old 07-30-2012, 05:16 AM   #2
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you don't need specific accounts to send email, any acount can usually do this. Clearly you're welcome to create your own if you wish.

unrelated to networking - moved to Linux - Newbie.
 
Old 07-30-2012, 05:18 AM   #3
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Thats what i want to know. How can i do this ?
 
Old 07-30-2012, 05:30 AM   #4
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what? how to create a account? useradd <username>
 
Old 07-31-2012, 01:49 AM   #5
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how can i send email from localhost ?
 
Old 07-31-2012, 02:15 AM   #6
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step 1. check for mail or mailx command // issue 'whereis mail' or 'whereis mailx' to find it.
step 2. if mail or mailx command is found follow the next step
step 3. # mail -s "Insert subject here" root@localhost

You can use mail or mailx command to send mail. For more information see man page, command is given below.

# man mail

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# man mailx
 
Old 07-31-2012, 04:27 AM   #7
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I got no output by entering this command

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whereis mail
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whereis mailx
Output
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mail:
 
Old 07-31-2012, 06:44 AM   #8
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please install mailx-x.x.x-x86.rpm for your server. And try the same. If you don't have the rpm you can download it from here
 
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:10 PM   #9
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If this is for your Fedora or Redhat system, mailx is in the std repos.
In fact they are part of the std install (normally).
My mailx is in /bin/mailx for RHEL5 & RHEL6.
 
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:14 AM   #10
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Thanks for your reply

I will try this also
 
  


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