cannot send any mails using mailx


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howto configure mailx ?

hi

howto configure mailx ?

kind regards
ccc

Last edited by ccc; 09-13-2006 at 10:56 PM..
# 2  
mailx is already configured once it's installed. What seems to be the problem?

Carl
# 3  
I cannot send any mails to the root user;
Code:
ext:/var/mail#  echo "Message" | mailx -s "this is a test mail" root@localhost
ext:/var/mail# mail
No mail for root

other user get mails without problems.
I have debian sarge stable with postfix installed.
Code:
ext:/# newaliases

ext:/# postmap /etc/aliases
postmap: warning: /etc/aliases, line 2: record is in "key: value" format; is this an alias file?
postmap: warning: /etc/aliases, line 3: record is in "key: value" format; is this an alias file?
postmap: warning: /etc/aliases, line 4: record is in "key: value" format; is this an alias file?
postmap: warning: /etc/aliases, line 5: record is in "key: value" format; is this an alias file?
postmap: warning: /etc/aliases, line 6: record is in "key: value" format; is this an alias file?
postmap: warning: /etc/aliases, line 7: record is in "key: value" format; is this an alias file?
postmap: warning: /etc/aliases, line 8: record is in "key: value" format; is this an alias file?
postmap: warning: /etc/aliases, line 9: record is in "key: value" format; is this an alias file?
postmap: warning: /etc/aliases, line 10: record is in "key: value" format; is this an alias file?
postmap: warning: /etc/aliases, line 11: record is in "key: value" format; is this an alias file?
postmap: warning: /etc/aliases, line 12: record is in "key: value" format; is this an alias file?
postmap: warning: /etc/aliases, line 14: record is in "key: value" format; is this an alias file?

ext:/# postalias /etc/aliases

ext:/# cat /etc/aliases
# /etc/aliases
mailer-daemon: postmaster
postmaster: root
nobody: root
hostmaster: root
usenet: root
news: root
webmaster: root
www: root
ftp: root
abuse: root
noc: root
security: root

ext:/# postconf alias_maps
alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases

ext:/# /etc/init.d/postfix restart
Stopping mail transport agent: Postfix.
Starting mail transport agent: Postfix.

greetings
cc

Last edited by ccc; 09-14-2006 at 12:51 AM..
# 4  
Quote:
Originally Posted by ccc
I cannot send any mails to the root user;
Code:
ext:/var/mail#  echo "Message" | mailx -s "this is a test mail" root@localhost
ext:/var/mail# mail
No mail for root

other user get mails without problems.
I have debian sarge stable with postfix installed.
Do a:

Code:
grep root /etc/mail/aliases

I suspect root's mail is going somewhere else.

Carl
# 5  
Code:
ext:/# grep root /etc/mail/aliases
grep: /etc/mail/aliases: No such file or directory

maybe:
Code:
ext:/# grep root /etc/aliases
postmaster: root
nobody: root
hostmaster: root
usenet: root
news: root
webmaster: root
www: root
ftp: root
abuse: root
noc: root
security: root
ext:/#

# 6  
It might be in /etc/aliases as well depending on how it's installed on debian. I have Mandrake and that's where mine is.

Carl
# 7  
I tried to add:
Code:
root: root

in /etc/aliases, but it doesn't help.
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