Question

How can I send email using Sendmail ?

Posted August 14, 2017 13.6k views
EmailUbuntu 16.04

Hi, I’m trying to send email using SendMail. I tried all the tutorials on DO community to configure SendMail. I can send email but not receive email.

These are my steps.

  • Installing SendMail
sudo apt-get install sendmail mailutils sendmail-bin
  • Editing hosts
127.0.0.1 localhost to 127.0.0.1 localhost localhost.localdomain RabbitHost
  • Sending mail
time echo testmail | sendmail store.nikea@gmail.com

I got no errors or warnings, but I didn’t receive email.

How can I solve this ? Thank you

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How exactly you are trying to send the email ?

To send an email using commandline try something like

mail -s “Test Email” user@domain.com < /dev/null

or

sendmail user@example.com < /tmp/email.txt

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