Questions tagged [sendmail]

Sendmail is a mail transfer agent that facilitates sending email. It typically involves a local email server, and so is unlike email clients such as Evolution and Thunderbird.

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Where is cf/README? It's supposed to be with the configuration files

The main documentation for configuring sendmail is in a file at sendmail/cf/README. For some reason it isn't here on my 18.04 server. Note that this file is referred to in other documentation within ...
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Using sendEmail with Gmail

I try to sending an E-Mail via Gmail and sendEmail. I have try some configurations but nothing works. sendEmail \ -o tls=yes \ -f mymailaccount@gmail.com \ -t email-receiver@gmail.com \ -s smtp.gmail....
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When i'm sending the mail it's not delivering to the recipent here is the log …can anyone help me what i need to configure?

mail -s "test mail" recipient@domain.com < messagebody.txt Dec 16 06:45:23 Ambidextrous postfix/pickup[16021]: D493648123F: uid=1000 from=<praveen@Ambidextrous> Dec 16 06:45:23 Ambidextrous ...
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How to send e-mail with attachment from terminal?

I'm new to Ubuntu. Can anybody help me about how to send emails from terminal?
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Change server mail from postfix to sendmail virtualmin

Hi I have already install an ubuntu server with postfix and sendmail mail servers.Although postfix runs perfectly when I go to Virtualmin panel>Virtual Configuration>And choose sendmail mail server to ...
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Send mail using old domain

I have just sent a test email through PHP from my server using mail-tester.com. The Received: section states the following: Received: from OLD_domain_name (ptr_record_for_ip [my.ip.address]) Old ...
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Unattended Upgrades email from address

I am ubuntu 19.04 and have found sSMTP no longer works properly and have switched over to msmtp and msmtp-mta for sendmail alias. I am in the process of getting unattended upgrades setup. It is ...
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How can i setup and configure sendmail SMTP server to send bulk emails in UBUNTU?

I am working on an assignment in which i have to send bulk emails with sendmail SMTP server. I have tries many tutorial to setup sendmail server to send bulk emails but nothing helps me. Can anyone ...
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Restoring /etc/mail to defaults

I ran into issues configuring Sendmail and messed up the /etc/mail folder's files, so I deleted /etc/mail entirely. How can I now start fresh in my journey of attempting to configure Sendmail by ...
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Job for fail2ban.service failed because the control process exited with error

I have a basic issue on getting fail2ban started on one of my machines. I have a machine with Ubuntu 16.04 freshly installed today, and I am following a variety of instructions on fail2ban from source ...
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Error Sendmail-base

After upgrade from Ubuntu 18.04 to 18.10, my laptop error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done 0 upgraded, 0 ...
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Ubuntu Sendmail on internal XenServer not working

I have set up a XenServer in my home network. It's using an internal IP-Adress and is published via NAT and Web Protection. I have now a virtual machine with ubuntu but I am not able to send mail via ...
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Setup mail for lamp

I am trying to setup mail mail for my server but when i try to run command sudo apt install sendmail it gives me E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages. i have done all ...
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Sending mail through bash used to work, no longer working

4 months ago I made a .sh script to send myself my IP address every some time to be able to connect to my computer remotely with ssh. For a few months I didn't use it cause I worked at home. I'm about ...
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Cannot install sendmail or update Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am trying to install sendmail, however whenever I run sudo apt-get install sendmail, I end up with the following error messages: Err:1 http://mt.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-updates/main amd64 ...
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does heirloom-mailx need sendmail?

I installed the heirloom-mailx package and tried to use mailx to send an email: $ echo "heirloom mailx works!" | mailx -s "Server mail" me@example.org However the operation did not succeed: Cannot ...
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Trace PHP file that triggered sendmail

Something in my system is sending mails I am not expecting. I can see the mail items in /var/log/mail.log but I am very interested in figuring out exactly which file in my web application is ...
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Russian words in 'From' Sendmail

How to set Russian letters 'from' header in mail? Example: I use Webasyst Mailer app and PHP to send emails. How to set this in sendmail?
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SendMail 503 error Ubuntu [“Unrecognized host name gmail.com.”]

Unrecognized host name gmail.com. 503 5.0.0 Need RCPT (recipient) This error if i send mail in any email *@gmail.com How do I enable sending mail to all addresses? news@ovz1:~$ nslookup gmail.com ...
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dpkg command interrupted while running sendmail

I was installing sendmail on my Homestead virtualbox, it got stuck at one point and I used control+c to break it. Now when I try to run sudo apt-get upgrade, it tell me that dpkg was interrupted, try ...
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suddenly mail is stop working for linode

Sendmail is stopped sending mail suddenly. /etc/init.d/sendmail status MSP: is run via cron (20m) MTA: 5425 /usr/sbin/sendmail-mta -Am -L sm-mta -bd -q10m UID PID PPID C STIME TTY ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 command line sendmail installation hanged

I was trying to install sendmail but it is hanging while trying to generate ssl certificates. I have canceled the installation process and later killed processes that was locking any new packages from ...
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sendmail error: No such file or directory

I am trying to use sendmail out of the box using the default configuration. (I just need an MTA to deliver mail out from my application.) When I try to send a mail, I get: Cannot write ./...
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How to configure Unattended Upgrades to send emails to all users?

I have a Workstation installed with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I would like to automate the maintenance job every 4 months by sending out an email to all users registered on the machine one week before ...
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unsafe map file /etc/mail/access.db: Permission denied

when sending mail through Sendmail an error is displayed: vectortrade sm-mta[16951]: NOQUEUE: SYSERR(root): hash map "access": unsafe map file /etc/mail/access.db: Permission denied what rights ...
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Mediawiki doesn't send any email

My mediawiki installation (1.28.0, PHP 7.0.13) doesn't send any email and yet there is no error emitted. I checked using Special:EmailUser page. What I have tryed: 1) A simple PHP script to send a ...
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How to configure sendmail correctly?

I need to send emails by a PHP script. I have removed Postfix and configured sendmail, but I am getting too problems. When I execute the next command: test -x /etc/init.d/sendmail && test -...
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Setting up sendmail on a server without webserver

I want to use sendmail so that fail2ban can send me notifications. I have read multiple guides on how to set it up, but I cannot get it to work. What I have done so far: apt-get install sendmail ...
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Trying to set up Catch-All Email Address with Sendmail

I'm trying to create a catchall email address with Sendmail (it will be used to catch email bounces for Oceth's OEMPro). First I started by creating a new user: # useradd -s /bin/false bounces # ...
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Installation of sendmail

I'm trying to install Sendmail, but I got some "Warnings". Could anyone is able to tell me what I have to do to fix it?
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Sendmail 8.14 get rid of success delivery status notification (DSN) generation

I have been using sendmail since 1995. I have an Ubuntu 12.04LTS server which my best information is, uses sendmail 8.14.4. I am having a problem that mail is coming in from an IP address addressed ...
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What does this /dead.letter file talking about a SMART warning mean?

I just found this dead.letter file in my root directory from two months ago: $ ll /dead.letter -rw------- 1 root root 638 Sep 23 02:44 /dead.letter This is its content: Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 ...
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setup sendmail smtp to add use it as gmail alias

I installed sendmail and dovecot and I am able to send and receive emails from mutt as mail@myowndomain.com. I want to be able to add this account to gmail as alias, to send and receive mails via ...
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ssmtp works in cron, but not elsewhere

Ubuntu 16.04.... If I enter sudo ssmtp recipient@somewhere.com and type some text, then hit ctrl-d I get in the syslog: Nov 4 15:18:58 garage-security sSMTP[27717]: 550 5.6.0 Invalid header found (...
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Mutt message: “Alarm Clock”

short version: I'm trying to send mail with Mutt. It fails and says "Alarm clock". What does that mean, how do I fix it? long version: I have an ubuntu server running tiny tiny rss. It sends daily ...
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Log from Sendmail and PHP

If I leave my default sendmail options set in php.ini it works fine and sends an email. However if I change the sendmail path to: sendmail_path = "sendmail -t -i -x /var/log/mail.log" mail() returns ...
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Sendmail logging to mysql

I am quite new to Linux and I've setup a Ubuntu 14 box with sendmail. I'd really like to pipe the output of the logs to Mysql for analysis with PHP. My issue however is I can't even seem to start ...
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`systemctl reload sendmail` throws `Job type not applicable"

When I try to use systemctl to reload the sendmail configuration I get an error. Is this a bug or should I just avoid trying to use systemctl with sendmail? What is the recommended way to teach ...
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mail-in-a-box versus sendmail?

What are some of the considerations for selecting between Sendmail and Mail-in-a-Box? Mail-in-a-Box wins on the marketing: What is it? Mail-in-a-Box lets you become your own mail service ...
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Set up of 'sendmail' headers for cron jobs (crontab-user@mydomain.xyz)

I use Ubuntu 14 on AWS EC2. I have a non-root user crontab. Upon cron job completion, an email is to MAILTO address, as set in crontab. The email sender looks like this: root@ip-111-11-0-11.us-east-...
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Ubuntu slow booting - 'sendmail.service' takes over a minute to load

My ubuntu is booting very slowly. I'll show here excerpts from dmesg where the difference in boot time is larger than one second. Which one of these entries is significant, and which is not? (In ...
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sending email test with postfix

I have installed postfix and I want to test the service to send mail. But the command line mail seems not to be recognized. I read that I should have installed mailutils and that I don't have all the ...
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Configuring email for a development machine

Almost every article I have found on this subject, including those on 'ask ubunutu', go along the lines of "follow this (deadlink to an article) BUT modify this that and the other". Regardless to say, ...
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sendmail configuration on ubuntu

I am quite new to linux and trying to configure sendmail on my ubuntu box. Is there a way to configure it, so that it works "like" SMTP server? I did some search of course, but most of the posts ...
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cron.hourly sendmail errors even though my scripts do not involve sending mail [duplicate]

I have only one very simple shell script in /etc/hourly.cron. It just controls a Twitter bot- it runs a short python script that posts to Twitter using tweepy. It does not involve email or any ...
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mail() / sendmail not working on lubuntu 14.04 in virtualbox guest

I tried: postfix ssmtp from this post How to have my PHP Send mail? and the classical sendmail with sudo sendmailconfig nothing works I can see no error messages. My host is windows 10. Any ...
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When I am trying to restart mt postfix and nagios the following messaged is displayed in the mail.log file

When i am trying to restart my postfix and nagios for sending a mail automatically about the status the foollowing message appears. Status:Deffered.Connections will not be accepted from x.x.x.x ...
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How to remove package (sendmail) for which I aborted the installation?

I thought I wanted to install sendmail, so I did sudo apt-get install sendmail but during the (very long (5min+) and slow) installation process, I discovered I did not need this package after all. ...
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About Mail `Authentication Request`?

I've installed Evolution, after that I've opened it, from that on-wards still I'm getting the mail Authentication Request as given below, I've uninstalled Evolution though,still at each time of login ...
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Sendmail down on Ubuntu 12.04, SSL problem?

I posted this on askubuntu.com yesterday but haven't gotten any responses. We run a production Ubuntu server that serves thousands of people per day. Sendmail is currently not working on this server. ...