Re: Email (was Setting up Exim was Setting up Sendmail)
[ sorry for sending this offlist too, but as you have email problems I'm not
sure list trafic will reach you. If it does, pray tell and I wil adjust ]
On Tue, Oct 01, 2002 at 04:47:48PM -0700, Michael Olds wrote:
> I have Exim set up. I believe it is set up properly as I used the defaults
> mostly. I can send mail from my Linux box, but I cannot receive mail, either
> internally or from the outside. The log indicates that mail is being
so it isn't set up properly:) For starters, we need some more info.
You say you've used the defaults during exim install/setup. Did you
choose the "Internet site" or "Satellite" or...
The next question is, how much do you need/want your machine to do:)
I normally prefer to have an ISP take care of all delivery and receiving
problems, but others really want to run their own full blown mail server.
> received and is being delivered no errors. I am using the Kmail e-mail
> client, which I have uninstalled and re-installed a couple of times just to
> check. If there is a better client I am listening. I am sure this is
The email client just hands it over to a email server, and depending
on your configuration of your email client that could well be your
IPS's mail server. To shortcircuit such debugging fun, you could try
to use "mail" (install mailutils or mailx if you're missing this one)
# to check the mail gets delivered open a log window and enter your passwd
$ xterm -e su - root "tail -f /var/log/exim/*log" &
# send a mail from and to your normal non root login
$ echo just testing | mail -s test $USER
# look at the log window, this should look like:
==> /var/log/exim/paniclog <==
==> /var/log/exim/rejectlog <==
==> /var/log/exim/mainlog <==
2002-10-02 02:20:10 17wXFK-0005dU-00 <= firstname.lastname@example.org U=carel P=local S=319
2002-10-02 02:20:11 17wXFK-0005dU-00 => email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> R=smarthost T=remote_smtp H=schaduw.felnet [192.168.1.1]
2002-10-02 02:20:11 17wXFK-0005dU-00 Completed
> something silly, like permissions, but I do not know where to look next for
> the solution. As far as I can tell the relevant directories and files are
> user me and group mail, not sure if it is correct or safe, but also with
> read, write, and execute for both.
I'm not sure what files you're talking here, but I sure hope your not
refering to e.g. files in /etc?