Help: can't send email from my box.

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Thu Jun 26 09:56:13 PDT 2003

Supote Leelasupphakorn wrote:
[ ... ]
> My question are
> 1. Is it possible for sending emails from the host that hasn't run "sendmail"
> on it.

Sure, but you will have to use a program like pine or Mozilla, which lets you 
configure it to use a remote SMTP host.

> 2. It seem "mail" try to connect SMTP on  If I want
> "mail" connect to SMTP on the remote host ('s mail server),  or
> say I want to change my "outgoing mail host". How can I do this ?

The command-line mail program expects sendmail to be working locally; I don't 
believe you can tell it not to connect to localhost.

To change your default mail host, look for the SMART_HOST directive in 


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