Mail log problem -

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at
Thu Jun 28 19:52:40 UTC 2007

Bob Goodwin - W2BOD wrote:
> Tony Nelson wrote:
>> At 2:14 PM -0400 6/28/07, Bob Goodwin - W2BOD wrote:
>>> I had been using  Mail -s "msg-logs" bobgoodwin at <
>>> /var/spool/mail/bobg
>>> until about three weeks ago when it quit working.
>>> I am beginning to think that my ISP has done something to cause these
>>> messages not to go through since it appeared to me that they were making
>>> changes that created a lot of disruption in the mail server operation at
>>> that time.
>>> I have been trying to send other files such as:
>>> Mail -s "msg-logs" bobgoodwin at < /home/bobg/ootext/FAP.txt
>>> with no success, nothing comes back?  Normally these are filtered into a
>>> Thunderbird directory "msg-logs"  The filter set up looks ok. I haven't
>>> changed anything there and if it didn't work I would hope the mail would
>>> just show up in Inbox.
>>> Is there a way I could see the outgoing message to be sure it is
>>> actually being sent?
>>> Can someone suggest a logical way to troubleshoot this problem?  I've
>>> been putting this problem off but it's an annoyance that needs fixing!
Have you looked in /var/log/maillog for an error message? It is
possible in the changes you mentioned, your ISP now requires
authentication before accepting mail. Another possibility is that
your ISP now requires that the there be a reverse DNS for the
hostname of the mail server that is sending it a message.


  Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!

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