I installed monit on an Ubuntu 18.04 server and I would like to configure it to send e-mails to my personal e-mail address. I heard that I can send them via the installed exim. However, it does not work. As I am new to both mail servers and monit, I am not sure how to fix it.
/etc/monit/monitrc, I added
set mailserver 127.0.0.1 port 25
set alert firstname.lastname@example.org
where instead of
email@example.com I use my personal e-mail address.
To test whether it works, I also pasted
check file alerttest with path /.nonexistent alert firstname.lastname@example.org
into the file, again with my personal e-mail address instead of
Despite having checked documentations etc., I am not sure what I am missing here.
The e-mails should be sent directly from the server and not via e.g. Gmail.