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Old 09-01-2008, 02:42 AM   #1
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Troubleshooting Mail?

When I am trying sending mail I checked with few commands and its not working
vejsjs@cex:~$ sudo mailq
MSP Queue status...
/var/spool/mqueue-client is empty
                Total requests: 0
MTA Queue status...
                /var/spool/mqueue (1 request)
-----Q-ID----- --Size-- -----Q-Time----- ------------Sender/Recipient-----------
m816bjpL003463       22 Mon Sep  1 12:07 <>
                 (Deferred: Connection refused by
                Total requests: 1
Any idea how to configure that?
Old 09-01-2008, 04:46 AM   #2
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You need to provide a little more information than that. I'll ask the stupid, insulting questions first and then they'll get more complex as I roll down the list.

Is this a bad email address?
What distro do you use?
Does your ISP require authentication and are your credentials right?
Did it just quit or has it ever worked?
Is mail down at your ISP?
What MTA are you using?

I use sendmail and configure a "smart host" on my home system. I manage mx records and use sendmail on another server. You can also use Pine, as it has a built in MTA. You can use clients like Thunderbird or K-Mail that have their own MTA. My ISP doesn't require authentication within their network to send mail.

Mail is extremely complex. I won't be able to help you with qmail or Postfix questions. You have to give some more information so people with the right knowledge will take a look at your issue.


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