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When I try to send email with sendmail like so:

sendmail example@example.com
hello.
.

The program doesn't exit when I enter the final line with the dot '.' only, like it should. I haven't configured sendmail at all, but I would feel that it should work since it just uses DNS to resolve where to open SMTP connections.

What am I missing?

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closed as too localized by fossfreedom Feb 18 '12 at 22:22

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