how to know the mail sent status using sendmail

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Old 09-08-2009
how to know the mail sent status using sendmail

I am using sendmail command to send mail

This is the command i am using

cat <filename> | /usr/lib/sendmail -v <emailid>

I will put the contents in the file as body of the email

I want the subject also to be printed in the email

I want to know whether email has been successfully sent or not
to track in the log file

can anyone help me in this

Thanks in advance
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Old 01-10-2010
Bit late now but the usual method for seeing if a command succeeded is to catch the return code, e.g.:

If the return code is zero then the command succeeded.

Another test you could do is to run mailq and ensure the queue is empty.
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