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    jsx
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    Question Localhost Email - Going No Where...

    When I first setup zimbra, local email was getting sent fine. I did a RHEL-open source RPM install on CentOS.

    It looks like sendmail was removed as part of the RPM install.

    I have since rebooted the server, and now I can see that no local emails are getting sent.

    It appears from looking at the logs (zimbra, maillog) that these emails are not getting processed.

    Are they dropping into the big bit bucket?

    I'm talking about a command line:
    > mail user@site.com
    or an automated email by the system sent through a .forward email listing
    or a php (server) mail() call.
    -- none of these are working -- or getting into the logs...

    I've tried searching and found one zimbra-wiki that stated you need to have sendmail reconfigured to listen at a different port and bridge the gap to zimbra.

    I hope that it is simpler than this and I've got something simple that is configured incorrectly.

    Can someone help out?

    What information can I post up to help isolate the root cause?

    Thanks.

    --Mike

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    This happened to me initially. What was happening to me was my server was resolving my external MX record and was trying to send local email to that external address. Of course SMTP is blocked by my ISP and thus my mail never went anywhere. Once I fixed internal DNS everything flowed groovy.

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    Thanks for helping out

    Are you suggesting that I need to somehow configure my local email (/bin/mail) to not use SMTP to connect to the target server, but instead send email to zimbra?

    Can you provide an example of what you edited to resolve your situation?
    (thanks)

    --Mike

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    #yum install sendmail

    copied the rpm-saved cf files in /etc/mail

    started the damon...

    works fine (first test mail went through anyways )

    thanks.

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    Default Sendmail & Zimbra

    Does this mean you run both sendmail and zimbra on the same box? I have a lot of cron jobs that send out mail and was using postfix prior to installing Zimbra. Now that Zimbra is installed I stopped postfix. Of course, all my cron emails are stuck in a queue.

    Would appreciate any help on this.

    Thanks.

    Cheers...Kishore
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    I to am suffering from the same issue regarding console email using /usr/bin/mail and am getting quit frustrated. I have had Zimbra installed for a while now (3 months) and even though it looks and functions great I'm about ready to scrap the whole thing over this issue. I find it amazing that a product that is trying to compete in the enterprise messaging space could over look this simple requirement. Did it not occur to anyone that having a cronjob email a log to root would be helpful in gaging the over server health.

    This requirement seems quit reasonable but since moving our email server to Zimbra I have lost all console email capability

    Ok now that the rant is done with I really like Zimbra but my production email server must absolutly be able to receive local console email. Any help with this would be much appreciated

    ie.
    $mail -s "Cron Job Statusl" root
    job complete
    .

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    Welcome to the forums.

    Quote Originally Posted by infedel View Post
    $mail -s "Cron Job Statusl" root
    job complete.
    A question first, does that command deliver mail to a server via Port 25?

    Try this solution for delivering your local mail.
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