Free BSD 7 - Not able to receive messages

Polytropon freebsd at
Thu Aug 28 06:26:41 UTC 2008

On Thu, 28 Aug 2008 11:17:59 +0530, Blessan <blessanvarghese at> wrote:
> I have installed free bsd 7 on on Intel Xeon Machine with 1 Gb ram.
> But i cant use the mailing facility .. i can send mail by typing [mail
> username]  then follows the subject and message then EOF. but i when i check
> mail of that particular user it shows No mail for that user ??
> Why is it so .. ?

Be sure to have the correct sendmail command in /etc/rc.conf
(see /etc/defaults/rc.conf), sendmail_enable="YES" or

If you sent a mail to a user, check if his mailbox has gotten
the massage, it is /var/mail/$USER.

> Do i have to reinstall ..

I don't think so.

> Also i have to configure my network card each time i reboot..

Did you put the proper ifconfig line in /etc/rc.conf?

>From Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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