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Old 10-14-2003, 10:14 PM   #1
jeempc
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The old mail program


Hello all. I no longer can use mail as in mail abc@abc.net. mail root < file dosen't work either. Where can I check to see if the service is running and what is it called. I have sendmail running already. mail always worked so I am confused why it stopped.
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Old 10-14-2003, 10:25 PM   #2
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mail error

This is the error message.
jeem$ /home/jeem/dead.letter... Saved message in /home/jeem/dead.letter
 
Old 10-14-2003, 10:33 PM   #3
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try this:

mail -s subject root abc@abc.net < file

well, this sends an email with body from "file" with subject "subject" coming from the logged in user to root and abc@abc.net. assuming that ur system knows abc.net.

monitor /var/log/maillog if u still have problems with it.
btw, u can send mail without the sendmail daemon running.

Last edited by born4linux; 10-14-2003 at 10:42 PM.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 11:04 PM   #4
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Thanks

I looked at the /var/log/mail file and it said something about tcpwrappers and I remembered that I put ALL:ALL in my hosts.deny file. I read somewhere that doing that was a good idea for security reasons.
I wasn't aware of the log file.
Thanks again.
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