Jul 16

Install and use sendmail

wzuup sendmail


Install via apt-get:

$ apt-get install make
$ apt-get install sendmail sendmail-bin

Send a mail from command line with mail, which uses sendmail for transmission. Enter mail, end with "." on a line by itself.

$ mail [email protected]
Subject: Enter your subject here
And this is the body. End it with a "." on a line by itself.

Monitor at the log, which mails have been sent.

$ less /var/log/mail.log
Jul 19 13:22:48 vs184010 sendmail[8071]: alias database /etc/mail/aliases rebuilt by root
Jul 19 13:22:48 vs184010 sendmail[8071]: /etc/mail/aliases: 13 aliases, longest 10 bytes, 144 bytes total
Jul 19 13:22:49 vs184010 sm-mta[8151]: starting daemon (8.13.8): [email protected]:10:00
Jul 19 13:25:45 vs184010 sendmail[21524]: m6JDOqDR021524: from=[email protected], size=0, class=0, nrcpts=7, relay=[email protected]
Jul 19 13:27:49 vs184010 sm-mta[7402]: starting daemon (8.13.8): [email protected]:10:00
Jul 19 13:28:35 vs184010 sm-mta[11380]: m6JDSZoG011380: from=<[email protected]>, size=553, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<[email protected]>, proto=SMTP, daemon=MTA-v4, relay=localhost.localdomain []
Jul 19 13:28:36 vs184010 sm-mta[11383]: m6JDSZoG011380: to=<[email protected]>, delay=00:00:01, xdelay=00:00:01, mailer=esmtp, pri=120553, relay=gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com. [], dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent (OK 1216474116 13si6851157fks.6)

Start, Restart, Stop


$ sudo /etc/init.d/sendmail start
Starting Mail Transport Agent: sendmail.


$ sudo /etc/init.d/sendmail restart
Restarting Transport Agent: sendmail.


$ sudo /etc/init.d/sendmail stop
Stopping Mail Transport Agent: sendmail.
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