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Title:Error messages are generated in the console when email notifications should be sent out
FAQ ID:F0018
Submitted By:Ethan Galstad 
Last Updated:07/24/2002

Description:

When email notifications should be sent out, error messages similiar to the following appear in the log files and/or the console:

  • "mail: Null names are not allowed"
  • "You must specify direct recipients with -s, -c, or -b."

 

Solution:

If you're seeing message similiar to the ones mentioned above, you've probably got an error in your notification command definitions.

Make sure that the syntax used to call /bin/mail (or whatever/wherever your mail program happens to be) in your notification command definitions is correct for your system.

 

Related FAQs:
F0019Email notifications generate error messages or do not get sent out
Keywords:mail notification error