Sendmail is the traditional MTA (message transfer agent), i.e. the traditional server program to send, transfer and deliver email. If your question is about sending mail in general, see the tag /email.

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Postfix address remapping

My website contains a form (contact us) that send an email (WordPress via Ninjaforms). I've configured both ninja-form and postfix to send the email from myname@e-levelcom.com However it keeps sending ...
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Delete Files from a folder / Red Hat 5 [duplicate]

I have a red hat 5 machine in which spool directory there are many files .. how many I don't know, perhaps millions .. I wish to delete all of them. However when I give any command related to it ...
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Why is procmail hanging?

I have a goofy sendmail aliases.local file set up to pass emails to procmail. This is a set up that was working on ancient Solaris systems. Now I am running it on a RHEL6 system: # cat ...
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Native sendmail commands to operate the mail queue?

I'm on a CentOS 7 server that runs sendmail and unfortunately I'm not allowed to install new packages. Postfix tools are not installed; AFAIK the only tool available is mailq, that permits only to see ...
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IPV4 supportive mail function in linux

I'm working on a linux machine where changes are not allowed. But While I use sendmail function I'm getting following error. sendmail: warning: inet_protocols: IPv6 support is disabled: Address ...
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git sendmail attachment

I tried to send attachments with git sendmail but unable to do that. I haven't found any way to send source files like abc.c etc with git sendmail. only *.patch was possible. I tried mutt but that ...
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Fedora Linux: I installed sendmail but now I don't get mail notifications when I log in

I installed the sendmail package on Fedora 23. So now I have /usr/sbin/sendmail that actually kind of works. Except now I don't get mail notifications in the bash shell. Why not? EDIT: I thought ...
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Accumulating sendmail processes

I've been having an issue where I'll see many instances of a particular process: /usr/sbin/sendmail -FCronDaemon -i -odi -oem -oi -t I've done a bit of reading and it seems like the processes are ...
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Postfix can not send from Mydomain - only to third party domains

So I have setup an Ubuntu server and want to use postfix in order to sendmail via php. The server host: example.com When the server sends an email to anything@example.com, I get an error. If sending ...
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How to turn off SMTP port in Solaris

I want to turn off SMTP port in Solaris server. I am getting follwing Message. /var/adm/messages:Mar 10 06:18:08 sendmail[20024]: [ID 702911 mail.alert] /var/adm/messages:Mar 11 06:18:08 ...
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Can sendmail be made to refuse connections if NIS or DNS are down?

We run a sendmail 8.14 server for a domain which has its user database managed in NIS. My nsswitch.conf is pretty vanilla: passwd: compat group: compat shadow: compat hosts: ...
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Strange error on exit mail from hpux

My HP-UX mailer works fine; I can reach machines and send emails and also delete. But on exit from mailx, after deleting messages, I get rmmail: cannot unlink /var/mail/myuser Why? My permissions ...
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Why does telnet localhost 25 works and telnet mailvm2 25 get Connection refused?

I am trying to set up an email server but my server is not receiving any emails. I discovered that port 25 is being blocked. When I do iptables -L I do not see any firewall rules. I am running ...
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Executing command for sendmail not working

Good Day, I'm still new in Linux CLI and I'm using RHEL 6. I'm executing command for sending email via terminal. $ cat log.txt | mail -s "Logs" myemail@e.mail.com Hosted by outlook365 When I try ...
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How to make excel interpret Chinese characters in CSV file

I am sending a report from a unix shell script that contains chinese characters. When I open the CSV report in plaintext editor like textmate I can see the chinese characters but when I open CSV ...
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I can't find the process sending mail?

I did something stupid and ran an awk that runs a while loop that sends an email every 10 seconds. I ran this as a background process: egrep '^[1-9]' /etc/hosts | grep -v 'localhost' | awk '{ ...
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understand sendmail log messages

I sent an e-mail message from machine named syslog-server with command mail -s "syslog test" test@example.net <<< "test". The mail message was not delivered to receiver and following messages ...
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Why doesn't sendmail validate credentials before sending out a mail

I am using the following code: cat - emailbody.txt <<EOF | /usr/sbin/sendmail -oi -t From: <PersonB@xyz.com> To: <PersonA@xyz.com> Subject: Testmail Content-Type: text/html; ...
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Sendmail : save email into a file

I use sendmail to manage the emails of my website. I'm testing features which require to send emails, and I'd like to receive these emails in a local directory of my server, store them as text files ...
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How to set subnets in /etc/mail/relay-domains?

If I need to set a /27 in the mentioned config file (sendmail), how can I do it? I need to write all the 30 IP's in it? Or does it accepts /27?
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Debugging “unable to connect to sendmail server”

In a corporate environment, we have a mail server which has only ports 25/tcp and 587/tcp available. When we use Perl Scripts (using HTML::Mail) to send hundreds of legitimate mails, it occasional ...
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relay all TLDs from relay-domains

On my production server, I want to relay all the top level domains, Server is configured with send mail + Dovecot. As I checked in the file /etc/mail/relay-domains if I add any domain then I can send ...
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sendmail default mail path

I have just configured the postfix+dovecot and its working fine as I tested with configured in Outlook. Same way I am trying to setup a sendmail+dovecot, The mail problem I am facing here is the ...
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Sendmail attach all files in directory

I want to send mail and attach all files in directory. Below doesn't work sendMail -a | find . -name '*.*'
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Sendmail says it has sent, but doesn't actually send

I installed sendmail using this tutorial: Install sendmail debian gnu linux I am using this command to send my test email: mail -s "Subject" "xxxxxxxx@outlook.com" <<< "This is the body" ...
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Turn off color in bash for logs

I am running Ansible on multiple machines and redirecting the output to a file, say log-$(date), which is mailed to me every day. The output file has multiple text colors, how to turn them off? ...
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How to configure a two-factor-enabled Gmail account to work as sendmail on a Debian Jessie?

I am interested to get email notifications from my server to my Gmail account - the same notifications that the server gets in the /var/mail/root - either by forwarding the messages, or or directly ...
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Send mail not working with contact.htm

I have a Ubuntu 14 server and trying to get my web site contact.htm to send mail to my address jplazzo@hotmail.com here is the mail.log : Nov 18 17:22:34 ubuntu sendmail[7439]: tAIMMX5s007439: ...
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What do the letters F T S R and E mean in Sendmail milter?

I see on sendmail.mc milters lines like this: Xclamantivirus, S=local:/var/run/clamav-milter/clamav.sock,F=T,T=S:4m;R:4m;E:4m I know what is a local socket. But what do the letters F T S R and E ...
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Sendmail: how to create a spam folder automatically?

I have a mailserver(sendmail+dovecot+procmail+spamassassin) Works fine,for normal mail,for spam i want to create a folder called "Spam" for every user and put all spam mail there. I configured ...
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Can I send email in the background in Mutt while still being notified of errors?

Removing mutt's send delay I originally used mutt's built-in SMTP MTA. However, there is a considerable pause after hitting send. This can be disabled by using an external MTA with set ...
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sendmail smtp auth simple,why fail auth?

On sendmail i did this for smtp auth sasl is running root 1609 1 0 05:16 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/saslauthd -a pam -c -m /var/run/saslauthd -n 5 root 1610 1609 0 05:16 ? ...
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Sendmail is canonicalizing domain name from CNAME

I have an old mail server that I recently replaced. The replacement is delivering mail as expected, but there is an odd quirk. I have a variety of aliases that deliver mail to a list of people. ...
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In FreeBSD, how do you send a mail message from a user on one server to a user on a different server?

The environment is FreeBSD 10.2 with default services including sendmail. Sending a message from one user to another on the system works fine: mail -s "A message" userb Hi b, this is a. CTRL-D ...
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How to check all desired files have been downloaded in shell script

I have downloaded the files from remote server by sftp.now i want to check that all of my files (nodeid given) have been donwloaded or not.if not downloaded then give the warning messages by sendmail. ...
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Why does sending email via mutt work to gmail but not to evernote?

I have freshly installed sendmail and mutt on Ubuntu 14, with no configuration. It works fine like this when sending a test email to a gmail account, e.g. mutt -s 'test 1' < /dev/null -- ...
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sendmail: User unknown

I am trying to run mail (or sendmail) from exadata lnux server and getting 'dead.letter' error. /var/log/maillog file shows stat=User unknown I even tried to update /etc/mail/sendmail.mc file and ...
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sendmail messages not delivered after fixing name resolution

On my server, sendmail was taking 60s to send a simple message. After some googling, I found out that it was due to a DNS problem. I had this log: Sep 13 08:00:01 myserver sm-msp-queue[1493]: My ...
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Sendmail issues “530 Authentication required” error message when authinfo is supplied

sender_email - email address that does not exist, but must be used as FROM address, because receiver host rejects emails from other emails. receiver_email - email that is supposed to receive the sent ...
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Cannot make sendmail to use a remote SMTP server [closed]

I followed the following guide on how to setup sendmail to use a remote SMTP server and authenticate: https://www.smtp2go.com/docs/sendmail/ However, sendmail shows that it sends emails out, but ...
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Sending email out at a specific time

I'd like to write emails now and have them go out at some specific time in the future, eg. when the office opens in the morning. What would be a good way to do that ? Most user agents don't support ...
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Using wildcard domains in sendmail

I need to add functionality a bounce handler for multiple virtual domains that are constantly dynamic. I have over 1,000 domains that change (additions & deletions) on an hourly basis. ...
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sendmail attachment is empty

I am trying to include an attachment to my sendmail eml file. The current eml file (order.eml) has the following contents From: Sender <sender@email.com> To: client@email.co.za Subject: Report ...
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Sendmail Attachment

I was wondering if it's possible to include an attachment with sendmail. I am generating the following emailfile.eml files with the following layout From: Company Name <example@nowhere.com> To: ...
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How to override email address used by at command

cron has MAILTO setting to explicitly configure the email address that will receive the report Does at have anything of the kind? Man page says it will send using /usr/sbin/sendmail but which ...
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Send mail at startup

I want to send a mail to myself at the restart of a server. We use AWS, and a restart results in a changed internal 10.x.x.x address. This address has to be configured in Postgres and elsewhere, and ...
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My FreeBSD server busy rejecting sendmail relay

I'm on my BSD server and found my CPU usage at 98% for sendmail service. When I check the log file, I noticed that spammer trying to use a relay. And my server is busy rejecting thousands of request. ...
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Can I do a delay delivery in Thunderbird or Evolution

Now we have an option of "Delay Delivery" in Outlook. Can we do something like that in thunderbird/evolution or any other linux client ?
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Solaris and Sendmail

I am receiving below messages in the logs and the application/user is unable to send the mails: 450 4.7.0 Encryption too weak 112 less than 128 Does any one know how to solve this in solaris.
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sendmail: what causes “Deferred Invalid argument” and how do I fix it?

I was testing a script I had written in PHP when I realised that the emails it was meant to send out only went to local addresses. When I logged into WebMin I saw that the sendmail queue had a lot of ...