Qmail failure notice
This may be the wrong forum to post in, and I apologize if it is.
It is also possible that I have not done enough searching to solve this problem on my own.
I set up FreeBSD 5.1 on an old box, and with some help (which is no longer available), got it to function as a router and firewall for a small family network using an ISDN ckt.
It works well, but sendmail kept complaining that it was "unable to qualify my own domain name". I believe that I have corrected this by editing the /etc/hosts and /etc/rc.conf files. In each case , I changed the name from "freebsd" to "freebsd.machine.net" So for, it has not done any more whining. I include this because it may have a bearing on my question
Being the power user that I am, I decided that I would give linux from scratch a try. By page 7, I decided that subscribing to the lfs-support list might be a good idea. So I tried. I was hurt when I got the following e-mail a minute or so later:
Hi. This is the qmail-send program at texoma.net.
I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.
188.8.131.52 does not like recipient.
Remote host said: 550 <email@example.com>: User unknown in local recipient table
Giving up on 184.108.40.206.
There was more, but I think this is the relevent part. I've not had an email rejected before. I use debian on a machine behind the FreeBSD router, and everyone else uses winXP.
I have googled 550 (guess this is the error code) with little success. I am not sure if it is FreeBSD (which I suspect), something in debian, or if the folks at LFS just don't like me.
Sorry this is so long. Any help is appreciated.