hello guys. i was able to get the
cat example.log | mail -s "example subject" firstname.lastname@example.org
to work by starting the sendmail daemon (*blush*)... i had it disabled as i hadn't needed it before... as soon as i started sendmail, my system was able to send email to yahoo from itself without needing to connect to an external mail server...
i know sendmail has a really bad security reputation, but i'm only using it to send
mail and the box is completely firewalled, so i think it should be fine... what do you guys think??
i'm gonna install logwatch now (thanks for the tip)... from what i've been reading, it's very nice...
once again, thanks everyone!!