I'm new to super user and I am trying to teach myself how to code bash and work my way around the GNU/Linux operating system. I've become pretty comfortable with vim, emacs and some basic commands but I hit an obstacle. I can not get mailx to actually send mail to any of my email accounts. I haven't installed any additional MTA myself, and I am using sendmail in the background for that purpose. I figure it should work. Sending mail locally works fine but when I send mail to my email addresses I never get any new mail in my inbox.
I've done my best as a newbie to track down the problem, but unfortunately /var/log/maillog doesn't provide any useful clues as it indicates that the mail was sent successfully:
Apr 3 21:03:29 darkstar sendmail: q3413TRL004760: from=andrew, size=231, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<201204040103.q3413TRL004760@darkstar.example.net>, relay=andrew@localhost Apr 3 21:03:29 darkstar sendmail: q3413Tnu004761: from=<email@example.com>, size=496, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<201204040103.q3413TRL004760@darkstar.example.net>, proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA, relay=localhost [127.0.0.1] Apr 3 21:03:29 darkstar sendmail: q3413TRL004760: firstname.lastname@example.org, ctladdr=andrew (1000/100), delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=30231, relay=[127.0.0.1] [127.0.0.1], dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent (q3413Tnu004761 Message accepted for delivery)
Additionally I am using Slackware 13.37, if that's important.