Free BSD 7 - Not able to receive messages

Boris Samorodov bsam at
Thu Aug 28 09:04:21 UTC 2008

On Thu, 28 Aug 2008 11:17:59 +0530 Blessan 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 .. ? Do i have to reinstall ..

Is your <usename> a local one? An example of your typing and system
diagnostics will be helpfull.

Then there is a /var/log/maillog file with sendmail (assuming you
didn't install and use other MTA) diagnostic messages. Look there
for more details. If you don't understand them, please post the
relevant part.

Boris Samorodov (bsam)
Research Engineer, Telephone & Internet SP
FreeBSD committer, The Power To Serve

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