How do I know if my mailx is working?

2019-02-12 by No Comments

How do I know if my mailx is working?

Install the mailx command To find out what mailx package is installed on your system, check the “man mailx” output and scroll down to the end and you should see some useful information.

How do I use mailx command?

Sending an Email

  1. Writing the message directly in the command line: To send a simple email, use the “-s” flag to set the subject in quotes which is followed by the email of the receiver.
  2. Taking the message from a file $ mail -s “A mail sent using mailx” [email protected] < /path/to/file.

What is the difference between sendmail and mailx?

mailx is mail client. It can compose emails and deliver them to local mail transfer agent (sendmail, postfix, etc) which does actual sending to remote addresses. It can view and edit local user mailbox file. sendmail is mail server.

How do I set SMTP server in sendmail?


  1. Step 1: Log in using SSH. You must be logged in via SSH as sudo or root user.
  2. Step 2: Configure the MTA. Edit /etc/mail/ and find the following line dnl define(`SMART_HOST’, `smtp.your.provider’)dnl.
  3. Step 3: Regenerate configuration file.
  4. Step 4: Restart the mail server.
  5. Step 5: Send test email.

Does mailx require Sendmail?

No you do not require a mail server to send mail. I’m most familiar with Sendmail and there are 3 classifications of functionality that fulfill email as a service. MDA (Mail Delivery Agents) is 1, and MTA (Mail Transfer Agents) is 2, and 3 is MUA (Mail User Agents).

How do I clear my SMTP queue?

Right-click the message that you want to delete, and then click one of the following options:

  1. Click Delete (no NDR) to delete messages from the queue without sending a non-delivery report (NDR) to the senders.
  2. Click Delete (with NDR) to delete messages from the queue and send an NDR to the senders of the messages.

Why is the mailx function not working in Linux?

This perfectly works. Use the -d option of mailx for debug output. This may indicate an issue with the mail transport. Thanks for contributing an answer to Stack Overflow! Please be sure to answer the question.

How can I tell if my mailx is working or not?

If it is a Linux box for example, you can check under /var/log the approriate file or directory related to “mail” or the MTA. Please post what Operating System and version you have. As @zaxxon advises, the clues will be in the mail log for your mail software.

How to send email using mail and mailx?

In the real world examples email system generally uses SMTP, POP3, IMAP services. But in order to send emails we need to setup SMTP server for the mail and mailx command. SMTP configuraiont is put into command line and have some text to type. We will look what this command options and arguments mean.

How to install the mailx command in Linux?

Install mailx Command Linux distributions provides two mailx command one from the mailutils package which is installed by default and the other one is from the bsd-mailx package. In order to work properly we should install the bsd-mailx package like below. $ sudo apt install bsd-mailx