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Old 04-03-2006, 02:51 PM   #1
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run mail from terminal


In FC3 I could use the command "mail" in the terminal to send mail, but in gentoo, I can't. What programs do I need installed to do this and/or what different command should I use?
 
Old 04-03-2006, 05:44 PM   #2
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You could use mutt:

mutt someone@someplace.org
 
Old 04-03-2006, 06:32 PM   #3
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mail-client/mailx
 
Old 04-03-2006, 09:44 PM   #4
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mailx worked...thx
 
Old 04-03-2006, 09:54 PM   #5
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ok so now i have the mail command, how do i get it to send mail...i run the command, and it just hangs without sending mail...what else do i need?
 
Old 04-04-2006, 12:28 AM   #6
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You need a mailserver (MTA: mail tranport agent) eg sendmail. mailx is a mail client (MUA: mail user agent)
 
Old 04-04-2006, 10:32 AM   #7
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Do I just need to run sendmail as a daemon in order to get this to work, also I see you use Gentoo, could you post your sendmail config file?

THX
 
Old 04-04-2006, 11:07 AM   #8
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Hehee, I do not use sendmail. I used once and I remember I had a look at it's conf file ... it was a very long look. It sure is not postable here. Exim is good and my favorite is postfix.
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/virt-ma....xml#doc_chap2
 
  


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