Re: utl_smtp issues

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Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 11:31:15 -0500
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We had a problem with utl_smtp and it was a port thing. After the Metalink doc about helo and domains and what-not, the port was the problem. Check the Metalink doc to test your mail server connection.



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From: Dba DBA <> To: ORACLE-L <> Sent: Wed, Feb 24, 2010 11:23 am
Subject: utl_smtp issues

OS: Solaris 64 bit  

We have used utl_smtp for emailing for years. Now all of a sudden on some of our servers, mail is not being sent when we use utl_smtp. Nothing in the datbase has changed. mailx on the unix server works fine.  

What does utl_smtp do under the cover to send mail? I am assuming it makes some OS calls to send mail? There was probably some OS/network change or something. However, it is easier to track down if someone can help me figure out what utl_smtp does under the covers.  

it does not appear to use mailx since mailx still works.

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