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I am trying to use postfix to send emails from linux host to my email address which is hosted on Microsoft Exchange Server. Linux host is on the same network. I do not understand all the detailed instructions. I want is to use a simple command line to send email from linux host to my email address.

Something like:

sendmail abc@company.com < mail.file

How can I do that ?

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What's wrong with the command above? It works! –  mailq Dec 10 '11 at 0:44
    
Thanks. I had to add myhostname = localhost in /etc/postfix/main.cf. It works now. –  abc Dec 10 '11 at 0:48
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Postfix is a full blown SMTP suite, you don't need that to send simple emails.

For that, there's many command line tools: mailx (aka mail) pine, mutt.

I'm a mailx fan myself:

mail -s 'subject' user@email.com < file

Mutt is more comprehensive and allows attachments.

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Thanks for response. I tried using mail the way you have demoed. But I don't see any emails coming to me. Is there some configuration I need to change. –  abc Dec 10 '11 at 0:32
    
Make sure you give things some time - Also check your spam folder. –  thinice Dec 10 '11 at 0:40
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There are other things that may be holding the email from delivery - look at tail /var/log/maillog to see if there's any clues (Assuming your mail log file may differ slightly in name) –  thinice Dec 10 '11 at 0:41
    
Thanks. I had to add myhostname = localhost in /etc/postfix/main.cf –  abc Dec 10 '11 at 0:47
    
Its working now. –  abc Dec 10 '11 at 0:47
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You can use SendEmail as well

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Can you give me the commandline options to do that ? I tried that also but it does not seem to be working. –  abc Dec 10 '11 at 0:39
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