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I've set Linux Malware Detect to send me emails of the reports it generates, but haven't received a single one even though it has produced several reports. Relevant maldet settings /usr/local/maldetect/conf.maldet include:

email_alert="1"
email_addr="my@email.com"
email_ignore_clean="0"

I've also used the command:

whereis mail

to make sure the "mail" command is installed and it returns "/etc/mail" to verify it's installed.

What do I need to do to receive emails from maldet?

  • Install the mail command, first. – Michael Hampton Feb 21 '16 at 0:05
  • Thank you sir, this was the correct answer. In my case, I had to run "sudo yum install mailx -y" to install it. If you want to post this as an answer, I'll accept it. – GTS Joe Feb 21 '16 at 0:48
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Your system doesn't have the mail command installed. To resolve the problem, install it. For instance:

yum install /usr/bin/mail
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