nullmailer - Sending failed: Could not exec program

Gene Heskett gheskett at
Sat Jun 21 15:36:45 UTC 2014

On Saturday 21 June 2014 11:07:33 Graham Watkins did opine
And Gene did reply:
> On 21/06/14 15:53, compdoc wrote:
> >> I've installed nullmailer and configured (or misconfigured) it.
> >> However,
> > 
> >> I am not receiving mails and sudo nullmailer-send brings up the 
> > If there are messages stuck in the queue because of misconfiguration,
> > it will never send any of them.
> > 
> > The queue is located:
> > 
> > /var/spool/nullmailer/queue
> > 
> > But you have to be root to enter that folder, so first type:   sudo
> > su
> Thank you for the reply, but /var/spool/nullmailer/queue just seems to
> show that I have 8 messages unsent and I already knew that. Is there
> anything I should be looking for there that might make it clear why
> they aren't being sent?
> Cheers,
> Graham

I am curious as to why you needed to install nullmailer?

I get several emails a day from various background tasks, all cron driven, 
and a simple mailto: line in the crontab handles it well.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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