Not able to receive mail using mail command

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Old 09-09-2009
Not able to receive mail using mail command

Hi all,
I have written a script which supposed send a mail.
For testing I am just sending mails to my ID.
script I have written to send mail is-

mail -s "Subject" $MAILOUT_LIST < $MAIL_FILE
if [ "$?" -eq 0 ]
echo "Mail sent succesfuly"
echo "Sending mail failed"

after running this script on ksh I am getting message as "Mail sent succesfully" but I am not receiving any mails in my inbox.
Please help me to find out solution for this.

# 2  
Old 09-09-2009
I don't think there is any problem in your script. May be there is some problem in your mail server.
Please check from your command prompt if mail command is working or not,
mail -s "Subject"
If you receive the mail, then from the script also u will get the mail.
# 3  
Old 09-09-2009
I tried the command option also it didn't worked..sorry
How can I check mail server configuration ?
Whether I have access to send mails?

# 4  
Old 09-09-2009
I tried the command line option also it didn't worked..sorry
How can I check mail server configuration ?
Whether I have access to send mails?

# 5  
Old 09-09-2009
Please post the name and version of your Operating System and state whether you are the administrator of the computer and have "root" access.
Please state whether the target email address is on your server or somewhere else. There is quite a difference between mailing within the computer and mailing the outside world.
# 6  
Old 09-10-2009
Thanks methyl for u r reply.
I am using SunOS 5.10 . I am not a administrator & I dont have root access as well.
Mailing address is on different server, actually I am trying to send an email to my outlook inbox.

# 7  
Old 09-10-2009
I think you need to speak to your server administrator.
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