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Allanm
Super Advisor

Mail not sending emails

Hi!

I have a fedora 11 but I am unable to send any any emails through command line.

mail -s "subject" xx@yahoo.com < filename

The command executes but I dont get the email in my yahoo account.

What could be the problem and how to fix it.

Thanks,
Allan.
3 REPLIES
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Mail not sending emails

> [...] a fedora 11 [...]

Not a very complete description.

> What could be the problem and how to fix
> it.

Its a long list, with little information to
work with.

How were you expecting this system to send
e-mail? Is it connected to (and known on)
the Internet itself, or should it be passing
e-mail to some other e-mail-routing system
within your organization?

Are you running sendmail on this system?

There must be dozens of old threads on this
forum related to sendmail configuration.
Allanm
Super Advisor

Re: Mail not sending emails

Thanks Steve for taking the time to reply to my post.

I found the solution to what I was looking for here -

http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux-use-gmail-as-a-smarthost.html
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Mail not sending emails

> I found the solution [...]

You found _a_ solution, not _the_ solution.
(And probably, in some ways, not the best
solution, but it's hard to be sure with so
little information to go on.)