View Full Version : Do I need to set up a mail server?

17th July 2006, 11:32 PM

Brand new to the computer world. Good news is that I am a fast learner. Right now I am learning perl.

I am trying to send formmails by perl script. I used 'sendmail' in the script.It runs without any error message in the error-log, but I cannot receive the mails. Do I need a mail server?


Omega Blue
18th July 2006, 09:00 AM
No, you don't need a mail server. Make sure sendmail is configured probably, though.

18th July 2006, 09:28 AM
Thank you, Omega Blue.

I did not do anything to the sendmail since I installed the Linux system. However, I used it like this:

[root@mym ~]# sendmail myname@hotmail.com
This is a test.
Ctl + D

And I did receive that mail in my hotmail account. So, the sendmail is OK, isn't it?

Thanks again.