Testing for Sendmail Through the Webadmin Interface
You can test your email server by:
1. browsing the FMS webadmin interface (see "Faximum Messaging Server, Administering a" on page 42)
2. clicking on Configure / Email Server (see "Email Server Configuration Options" on page 190)
3. clicking on Test Email Configuration
This will display information on which email server you are using (sendmail or Postfix), at least as far as FMS can determine.
It is possible to configure sendmail and Postfix to mask their identity in which case not only with FMS be unable to identify them, it will be unable to configure them to work with FMS. In this case you will need to contact email@example.com for assistance.
Testing Sendmail Manually
If you want to verify if your (or any) server is running sendmail (and to determine the version), merely connect to that server on port 25 using telnet. For example, run the following command (either from UNIX or Windows):
telnet engg3.faximum.com 25
If the server is running sendmail then the response will be of the form:
220-engg3.faximum.com Sendmail 8.6.8 ready at Tue, 29 Feb 2000 04:07:30
220 ESMTP spoken here
To close the session, merely type QUIT© 2000 Faximum Software Inc.
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