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Re: mutt/muttrc problem



On Sun, Jul 30, 2000 at 10:26:31AM -0700, Dale Morris wrote:

> 1.) Is there some type of securinty *switch* or configuration file in
> Woody that I didn't have in my potato distribution before that is
> stopping mail from being sent in my user directory?

Take a look in the contents of /var/log/exim/mainlog.  Something is
stopping the command line sendmail interface from working, and you
should be able to see any errors produced there.  

Running the following command might give you some error output:

$ /usr/sbin/sendmail broonie@tardis.ed.ac.uk
From: broonie@tardis.ed.ac.uk
To: broonie@tardis.ed.ac.uk
Subject: Test mail du01  

This is a test mail.
.

[ie, run "/usr/sbin/sendmail broonie@tardis.ed.ac.uk" and then type in
everything up to the '.'.  You should substitute your e-mail address for
mine in the above.

> 2.) Would it change or help if I uninstalled Exim and installed
> Sendmail?

Even if it did help it's probably a bad idea: sendmail is a complex
piece of software and unless you know what you're doing or have
fairly specialised requirements.

-- 
Mark Brown  mailto:broonie@tardis.ed.ac.uk   (Trying to avoid grumpiness)
            http://www.tardis.ed.ac.uk/~broonie/
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