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  1. #1

    mail is not working

    hello all
    i'm using the command "mail" to send emails i'm using slackware 9.1
    if u use this command and try to send an email, i get a returned email directly stating that spider.terranet doesn't exists
    here is the returned mail:

    ----- Transcript of session follows -----
    ... while talking to
    >>> MAIL From:<root@Spider.terranet> SIZE=434
    <<< 553 Spider.terranet does not exist
    501 5.6.0 Data format error

    any ideas? thanks

  2. #2
    Linux Guru sarumont's Avatar
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    Apr 2003
    Is spider.terranet defined in your /etc/hosts or do you have a local DNS server running? If neither of these are true, you'll need to put an entry for it in your /etc/hosts file so your MDA knows where to look.
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