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Re: ssmtp problem



2008/10/7 Marc Wilson <msw cox net>:
> On Mon, Oct 06, 2008 at 05:50:19PM -0600, kwhiskerz wrote:
>> When I try to send mail as root to me, or as me to root, the following
>> error ensues: send-mail: Cannot open localhost.localdomain:25. System
>> mail is not delivered.
>
> Correct.  Ssmtp is a mail forwarder, not an MTA.  You have no local MTA
> running, therefore you cannot accept/deliver local mail.
>
> Put sendmail back.  It was configured to do what you say you want out of
> the box.

An alternative is to use esmtp (a lightweight ssmtp equivalent) with
postfix for local mail delivery - see here:

http://esmtp.sourceforge.net/manual.html


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