Ensure that system scripts can send email

  • Posted December 23, 2013

What needs to be done to make sure that system scripts are able to send emails to external email addresses when configured to do so?


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Have you seen this, thread: <a href=“”>SMTP timeout</a>?

I did. There’s Posfix/Devecot running on the system. Attempts to send emails by system scripts are returning errors, like: <br> <br>ossec-maild(1223): ERROR: Error Sending email to 5.77.x.y (smtp server) 2013/12/23 15:29:52 os_sendmail(1765): WARN: RCPT TO not accepted by server - ‘’. <br> <br>Any clues?

Install a mail server. <i>See</i> <a href=“”>How To Install the Send-Only Mail Server “Exim” on Ubuntu 12.04</a>.