On Aug 30, 2007, at 3:12 PM, L Goodwin wrote:
I wrote a shell script that backs up the file server.
I would like to modify this script to email a
notification message to a public email address.

Use cron, which will automatically email out the results of your script to any email address you like.

Seems like sendmail should do the job nicely, but I've never set it up before.

What specific steps (including network-specific) need
to be performed to get sendmail working for outgoing
mail only in a secure manner?

Please see the fine Handbook:


Although, it is entirely reasonable to consider using Postfix instead.


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