[CentOS] how to send mail from console

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Fri Jan 15 13:59:47 UTC 2010

Roland Roland wrote:
> Hi all,
> i'm trying to get a script to send me an email whenever a certain 
> condition takes place..
> i'm afraid i dont have experience with mail command nor anything else 
> related to sending emails for that matter..
> i googled a bit and tried using mutt and mail ...
> though i do not recieve any email in my inbox...
> the command im using is the following : mail -s “disk space report” 
> R_O_L_A_N_D at hotmail.com
> should i setup a default smtp to use? where can i check for the errors 
> that are taking place?

Does your machine have a valid domain name?  Most places will reject mail if the 
From: address can't be resolved, and the mail program will use the user running 
the command and the host name to construct this address.  Look in 
/var/log/maillog to see if that is the problem.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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