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Old 04-16-2009, 11:54 PM   #16
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So guys you are confusing me.

What I would like to do is have email send to my outside of the network email address so I can remotely monitor administrative things on the server such as errors with backups or log files.

Shall I just setup postfix or sendmail to send mail outgoing but not receive mail? Or use mailx which I'm not familiar with?
 
Old 04-17-2009, 12:06 AM   #17
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See if you already have postfix on the system (you could just use "find / -type f -name postfix". It should return an executable in /usr/sbin or similar if it's installed. If so, just fire it up (can't recall how to start services in Ubuntu -, maybe /etc/init.d/postfix start"?). It probably works at a basic level out of the box.

Otherwise, install with apt or apt-get.
 
Old 04-17-2009, 12:19 AM   #18
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sorry for the confusion.

I use mailx to verify local delivery first. it's a good place to start. then try setting up the mta for remote delivery (which can be trickier, like when dealing with your ISP).
 
Old 04-17-2009, 09:21 AM   #19
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Ok, guys you are confusing me.

What I really want to do is receive email to an outside the network address to give me admin monitoring of things like errors on the backups or log file tracking.

Should I just use postfix or sendmail & set it up to send mail and not receive incoming messages? Or maybe use mailx which I'm not familiar with.

Yes, it is Ubuntu 8.04 LTS.
 
Old 04-17-2009, 12:28 PM   #20
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Sorry for the last post I mistakenly sent it again.

So I'm going to look into postfix.

Thanks for the help
 
  


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