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Hi, I'm using backtrack live cd and I'm having problems sending email. I know I have to configure smtp and pop3 but I can't figure it out. I'm writing a ...
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    sendmail, mail, smtp


    Hi, I'm using backtrack live cd and I'm having problems sending email. I know I have to configure smtp and pop3 but I can't figure it out. I'm writing a script to ping my router and if it doesn't respond it will send me an e-mail notification. I have the script working but when I do echo "Network is Down" | mail -s "subject" me@bla.com I get an error bash--mail not found
    can anyone help me I can't get this thing to work.

    Thanks

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    You cannot do anything without configuration. Which mail server you have? You need to have configured an email account in it for being able to send email. I recommend Gmail as it offers free POP access. You need to use the following settings to configure your Gmail account.

    Email: yourname@gmail.com
    Incoming mail server: POP3 (pop.gmail.com), Port: 995 Authentication: SSL
    Outgoing mail server: SMTP (smtp.gmail.com) Port: 587 Authentication: TLS

    SMTP Username: yourname@gmail.com
    POP username: yourname@gmail.com

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    smtp and pop

    Hello, thanks for your answer. My problem is that I dont find the file I have to modify with my smtp and pop settings. I already have an account that I could use but I don't find the conf file to vi to. I'm using backtrack 2. If I get this to work the "sendmail" command should work?

    Thanks again!
    Chen

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