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Old 09-09-2008
how to know if the mailx command really sends the mail to the email address?

Hi guys,

I have a question about the returning message of the mailx command.
if I run a mailx command, how can I know if the email has been sent to the email address? If the email address doesn't exist, is there any error message returned? If yes, how can I get the error message?

Thanks
Shine
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Old 09-10-2008
You can check the log of your Message Transfer Agent (MTA) like sendmail, postfix or mailman etc.. Usually they write their log into /var/log/mail.log or something similar on Linux. Other OS can have different logfiles or directories for that.
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Old 09-17-2008
OK, Thanks, Zaxxon
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Old 09-17-2008
Error messages should be sent back to you by email if you used a proper From: header and your box is correctly configured. Of course, that's a big if.

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