mailx not working on SunOS 5.9

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# 1  
Old 08-23-2012
mailx not working on SunOS 5.9

I m trying to send o/p of one file using mailx command but is not working

PFB command :

cat healthchecklog | mailx -s "HEALTH CHECKS"

also I have checked the ps -ef for mailx which is giveing below o/p

ps -ef | grep mail

    root   364     1  0   Jun 08 ?        1:09 /usr/lib/sendmail -bd -q15m
   smmsp   365     1  0   Jun 08 ?        0:09 /usr/lib/sendmail -Ac -q15m

please help this out urgently
# 2  
Old 08-23-2012
try using...

/bin/mail -s

# 3  
Old 08-23-2012
Look at /etc/syslogd.conf and find out where your mail log is.
Providing that you didn't actually get an error message from the mailx command, the diagnostics should be in the mail log.
# 4  
Old 08-23-2012
i reffered the syslogs and its giving below error at many places.

Deferred: Connection refused by
# 5  
Old 08-23-2012
I'm assuming that is different from .

This suggests that the mail relay host referred to in the DS line in is broken or misconfigured in some way. If this has never worked, then perhaps the mail relay host is not listening for SMTP mail or does not know that your server exists.

You should be able to see how much mail you have queued with the mailq command.

Btw. If you get an error message, please post the whole error message (blotting anything confidential like email addresses or machine names with Xs).
# 6  
Old 08-23-2012
o/p of mailq command

-----Q-ID----- --Size-- -----Q-Time----- ------------Sender/Recipient-----------
q7ND06XW004652    35745 Thu Aug 23 14:00 <>
                 (Deferred: Connection refused by )
                                         < >
q7NC06XW006578    30147 Thu Aug 23 13:00 <>
                (Deferred: Connection refused by )
                                         < >

# 7  
Old 08-23-2012
Is this a new configuration, or one which used to work?

You can try to see if the mail relay server is listening at all and if so, what Operating System it is:
telnet 25

(Use ctrl/] to get out of the telnet).

Before long you are going to need to talk to the administrator of the SMTP mail relay server.
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