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Why can't I get sendmail to run

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I'm trying to set up a web site (trains.virtualave.net), but for some reason I can't get the sendmail program to work.  It's been driving me nuts for the past while so maybe one of you can help me.  All I need is the commandline.  Here's a section from www.virtualave.net 's FAQ on CGI:

Where is the Sendmail program on your server?
  Please use /bin/mail. Please be aware of that SPAM is not allowed on our server. If you need to
  send many mails, please use "sleep" to separate your mails by at least 5 seconds.
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These server dont allow you to user sendmail, however it
grants you permission for using /bin/mail (should be enougth
for simply sending mail)

You should use something like these in your cgi scripts:
#!/bin/sh
#...... some CGI body
/bin/mail -s "subject" address@his.provider < file_with_mail_body

or

some_programm_generating_mail_body|/bin/mail -s "subject" address

OR if you prefer perl
# .... CGI body
$subject="this is a subject";
$address="some@his.domain.com";
$mailprog="/bin/mail -s \"$subject\" $address";
open(MAIL,"|$mailprog");
print MAIL "This is a body of message";
close(MAIL);

And of course you should not forget about printing CGI output
headers like a
Content-type: text/html\n\n

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