Ubuntu – Sending mail without domain name

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We have a server, we are using this for backups and other cronjobs. I would like to send mail to the users when one of their cronjobs or backups has ended. Is it possible to do this if I don't have a domain name?

Best Answer

Yes it is possible to send emails without having a domain name, if you currently make use of Gmail you can use your existing Gmail account to send emails as desired. This is a great tutorial which can help you configure it all:

http://mattlong.posterous.com/enable-cron-emails-using-gmail-on-ubuntu

UPDATE for link:

https://web.archive.org/web/20130423104300/http://mattlong.posterous.com/enable-cron-emails-using-gmail-on-ubuntu

This is one example of how to do it, you can use other email accounts it is not restricted to Gmail, but I believe this to be the most common.

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