Aart Koelewijn aart at
Wed Jun 18 14:12:50 UTC 2008

On Wed, 18 Jun 2008 09:24:50 -0400, Mike McGinn wrote:

> 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.

Do a "sudo dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config" or read and edit "/etc/exim4/
update-exim4.con.conf" (yes, that is right, 2 times conf). For more 
extensive reconfiguring edit "/etc/exim4/exim4.conf.template" and restart 


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