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Hi,

My coleague is not getting emails sent from "mailx...", however other people and I are able to getting messages, can anyone tell me what could be the cause of her problem?

When I use "mailx -v.." I can see the echo is the same either sending to me or her. It says queued mail for delivery. And the /var/spool/mqueue folder is empty.

Thanks
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by:Tintin
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Is the recipient on a remote server?
Does the recipient receive other mail?
How does the recipient normally read their mail (eg: POP, command line etc)?
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She use outlook on windows. It is under windows network but both wondows and unix is in the LAN. I think she is using it to receive both the company mail and a outside mail. Please help. Thanks
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When you say yourself and other people receive mail successfully, are you on the same network?
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by:ebi168
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Yes. She is connecting using laptop to the company network.
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Can you please post the complete output from mailx -v
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It is not different from my mailx -v output:

/>name@company.com... Connecting to mailhost.company.net. via relay...
220 company.com Microsoft ESMTP MAIL Service, Version: 5.0.2195.6713 ready at  Wed
, 6 Oct 2004 18:53:32 -0700
>>> EHLO host.company.net
250-company.com Hello [10.x.x.x]
250-TURN
250-ATRN
250-SIZE 8704000
250-ETRN
250-PIPELINING
250-DSN
250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES
250-8bitmime
250-BINARYMIME
250-CHUNKING
250-VRFY
250-X-EXPS GSSAPI NTLM LOGIN
250-X-EXPS=LOGIN
250-AUTH GSSAPI NTLM LOGIN
250-AUTH=LOGIN
250-X-LINK2STATE
250-XEXCH50
250 OK
>>> MAIL From:<root@host.company.net> SIZE=85
250 2.1.0 root@host.company.net....Sender OK
>>> RCPT To:<name@company.com>
250 2.1.5 name@company.com
>>> DATA
354 Start mail input; end with <CRLF>.<CRLF>
>>> .
250 2.6.0  <200410070159.i971xVT14526@host.company.net> Queued mail for deliver
y
name@company.com... Sent ( <200410070159.i971xVT14526@host.company.net> Queued
 mail for delivery)
Closing connection to mailhost.company.net.
>>> QUIT
221 2.0.0 company.com Service closing transmission channel
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Well, the problem certainly isn't at your end.

You would need the person who looks after the Exchange server (I'm assuming that's what is running on the Windows network) to see if they can see anything in their logs.
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That is what I am thinking too.
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