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Newbie question: how to send mails on a Solaris 10 machine?

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Good morning all,
I am responsible of a lab, containing some Solaris machines.

On one of those machines, a collegue would like to send mails, using following command:
echo "something" | mailx -v -s "subject" <collegue>@<domain>.com
The mentioned e-mail address is configured on an MS Exchange server.
On first sight this server is not accessible from the lab:
telnet>ping -a <Exchange_Server>.<domain>.com
ping: unknown host <Exchange_Server>.<domain>.com
However when I try this in a DOS prompt, I get the same result:
DOS prompt>ping -a <Exchange_Server>.<domain>.com
Ping request could not find host <Exchange_Server>.<domain>.com
=> How can I determine whether the Exchange server is accessible from the lab?

Even more general: how can I determine whether the machines in the lab are connected to the internet:
telnet>ping www.hotmail.com
no answer from www.hotmail.com(94.245.116.9)
no answer from www.hotmail.com(157.55.0.137)
=> if there is no connection to the internet, how can my machine translate URLs into IP addresses?

Can anybody give me a start?
Thanks

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