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I'm having issues sending mail on a Debian (Lenny) box using mailx.

root@deity:/# mail root
Subject: Hai
Hi, root!
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Cc: 

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root@deity:/# mail
No mail for root

Does anyone have an idea what might be causing this?

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The following depends on your installed MTA, but because of security implications, mail is usually not delivered to root. You need to set up root as a mail alias to one of your "normal" users and read root's mail in that mailbox.

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Thanks for your reply, hlovdal, but I'm afraid this is not the issue; I can't send mail to any of the users on the machine. My MTA is postfix. –  FRKT Mar 2 '10 at 8:20
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Turns out the issue was due to sendmail already running on port 25. I'm not sure why; it was removed prior to installing postfix.

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