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    Postfix

    I am trying to send an email to myself and it says I have no mail. I am using Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10. What should I do?



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    Re: Postfix

    Could you have a look at:

    https://askubuntu.com/questions/9969...receive-emails

    And see if this helps? It may do the same for the Ubuntu version you're using.

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    Re: Postfix

    Says sendmail is not installed:
    https://imgur.com/a/eCMnhjK
    Last edited by rjphares; 3 Weeks Ago at 05:25 AM.

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    Re: Postfix

    Quote Originally Posted by rjphares View Post
    Says sendmail is not installed:
    https://imgur.com/a/eCMnhjK
    If that's the only missing bit then issue the following command:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install sendmail
    See if that'll solve the problem. Also see https://gist.github.com/adamstac/7462202

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    Re: Postfix

    Do I need Sendmail for Postfix?

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    Re: Postfix

    Quote Originally Posted by rjphares View Post
    Do I need Sendmail for Postfix?
    No. Sendmail and postfix fulfil the same requirement. Postfix is much easier to configure and less likely to be hacked. Only 1 MTA should be installed on any Unix system.

    I don't know anything about win10, so don't feel comfortable helping with the base issue, but to send email from a Unix system, you need a number of things.

    * MTA - postfix
    * Mail client - Mail, mail, mailx, elm, something that will convert what you type/enter/script into the MTA
    * An address TO send the mail that will accept it from your machine.

    None of those things are installed automatically. You must install them all and configure the MTA. If you expect to send to internet email addresses, there are more requirements to get passed the anti-spam checks that most email servers have. There are other threads here about what is needed to send email using Ubuntu with postfix that cover those requirements.
    Last edited by TheFu; 1 Week Ago at 12:58 AM. Reason: s/so/to/

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    Re: Postfix

    I don't think Postfix is any easier to install than sendmail, especially for a simple task like delivering locally.

    If you install sendmail, try using

    Code:
    echo 'test message' | sendmail yourusername
    It should show up in your mailbox on the machine.
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    Re: Postfix

    It has been a long time since I touched sendmail (1995-ish?).

    I know that postfix installs a "sendmail" program that is supposed to be 100% compatible with the expected sendmail interface. Is is there:
    Code:
    $ ll /usr/sbin/sendmail
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 26648 Jan 17  2018 /usr/sbin/sendmail*
    and I can confirm that
    Code:
    echo 'test message' | sendmail yourusername
    behaved exactly as expected. Nice.
    On my systems, it also works to send external emails without a formal FROM/SUBJECT or other expected X-Headers.

    Regardless, can't believe I've forgotten about that shell interface.
    Last edited by deadflowr; 2 Weeks Ago at 07:38 PM. Reason: coden?

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    Re: Postfix

    Postfix is really easy to send through however are you sending the mail locally or out to the internet? You said to yourself however is that just locally or are you trying to make this go out to the internet and back?

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    Re: Postfix

    Since I was unable to send an email out to the internet, I tried sending locally. And then I couldn't do that either, so now I am just trying to send an email to myself locally.

    I tried sending myself an email using sendmail and got the same result.

    https://imgur.com/a/QnMgB7t
    Last edited by lisati; 1 Week Ago at 03:34 AM. Reason: Reset font to default

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