[lug] Does mail speak SMTP?

Andrew Diederich diederic at boulder.net
Thu Feb 12 19:10:10 MST 2004

I ran into this (well, something with mail) a year or so ago.  For solaris,
mail uses config files of /etc/mail/mailx.cnfg and /etc/mail/Mail.rc.
My problem was that /usr/ucb/mail and /usr/lib/sendmail on Solaris 
were using different lookup tables in postfix.  But anyway, that's what
I found out for Solaris.  

Hope it helps.

Andrew Diederich
diederic at boulder.net

On Thu, 12 Feb 2004, Dhruva B. Reddy wrote:

> I had always assumed that the "mail" application uses the system's local
> MTA.  Yet, we just tried running it on a Redhat 7.3 box, and it appears
> to try to go directly to the destination SMTP server.  Below is the
> result of running "mail -v"
> Am I correct in my assumption.  If so, is there a way to force "mail" to
> use the local MTA?
> Thanks,
> -d

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