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Old 04-09-2004, 11:49 AM   #1
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local email sending/receiving problem

On Redhat 9.0 server, I use sendmail to sedn email, and it just works fine.
But when I send email from root@localhost to guest@localhost, and su guest,
then do a mail to check email, th system says:

guest@localhost mail]$ mail
/var/spool/mail/root: Permission denied


I wanna fix this problem since I am gathering if someone else needs to send email
to guest instead of root from outside, that would create a problem for me.

Old 04-09-2004, 12:16 PM   #2
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Well, when you log in as guest and give the command mail, the system checks that u r signed in as a normal user and the mail command tries to access root's mailbox for which it dosent have permission. Hence I guess the permission denied error.

You should in fact use a new terminal session ( tty 1 to 6) and log in as guest to find out if u arent able to access mail.


Old 04-09-2004, 11:06 PM   #3
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receiving problem fixed but got sedning problem

By commenting line in and recompile (thx to a friend's help in this forum), I fixed the email receiving problem, but
unfortunately I cannot send email out anymore (locally it still wokrs), why?
How to fix that while still keeping my email receiving capability working?



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