mail or Mail

Bill Davidsen davidsen at
Tue Mar 4 22:25:03 UTC 2008

tony.chamberlain at wrote:
> If I want a linux machine (remote site) to be able to send mail or Mail 
> to me
> (tony.chamberlain at what do I need to do to configure it?
> On some machines I can do a  Mail tony.chamberlain at and type a 
> message
> and hit ctrl-d or . and I actually get the message, but from other 
> machines I don't.
If you mean there's no mail command, that's one thing. If you mean mail 
isn't delivered, the "sendmail" server is outgoing, the "dovecot" 
service is incoming.

And if you mean something else, please restate the question.

Bill Davidsen <davidsen at>
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