Mike McGinn mikemcginn at
Wed Jun 18 13:24:50 UTC 2008

On Wednesday 18 June 2008 07:28:56 you wrote:
> Mike McGinn wrote:
> > On Tuesday 17 June 2008 21:12:08 Derek Broughton wrote:
> >> Smoot Carl-Mitchell wrote:
> >>> On Tue, 2008-06-17 at 15:47 -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:
> >>>> To get mail just use sudo apt-get install mailx and mailutil
> >>>
> >>> mailx is pretty ancient software, but is still usable.  I would not at
> >>> this time recommend it for the casual mail user.
> >>
> >> Well, it's a pain for actually _reading_ mail, but it's pretty much
> >> necessary if you want things like cron to deliver mail for you
> >> --
> >> derek
> >
> > I am running gutsy, so your mileage may vary. Searching the Ubuntu forums
> > I found this -- I
> > took the plunge apt-get install mailx and got exim an some other stuff.
> > As root I sent an email message to myself on my laptop. No configuration
> > of exim was needed. I set up kmail for a local acount, took the defaults
> > except I determined that FCNTL locking is what is needed. I then
> > retrieved the email I sent myself as root. Best of all, I did nothing to
> > exim for local delivery - it worked out of the box.
> >
> > Next step will be to send mail off the computer using one of my gmail
> > accounts.
>     On my computer I have exim on Hardy but the important eximconf does
> not work. I can look around and see if the config exists but $locate
> eximconf finds nothing. So versions change. As for sending and receiving
> email my stuff works fine between user and root. On my new Hardy there
> was no /var/spool/karl but it made one when there was mail.
> Karl
No eximconf analog found here either. Well, I am going to do this on my cvs 
server and my backup server too. When I play with the configuration I have 
the advantage of talking to my company's mail admin if I get stuck. 

Just a code monkey playing around.

Mike McGinn
Registered Linux User 377849
"more kidneys than eyes!"
Code wrangling for over twenty years.
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