Mail or mail

tony.chamberlain at tony.chamberlain at
Wed Mar 5 11:22:49 UTC 2008

Yes but even with sendmail running, sometimes the mail
does not go through. Occasionally I have better luck
when I change the hostname to a fully qualified.
That is instead of host or host at localdomain
I make it host at but not always.


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Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2008 17:25:03 -0500
From: Bill Davidsen <davidsen at>
Subject: Re: mail or Mail
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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>
 "We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked." - from Slashdot

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