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Old 12-27-2002, 04:18 AM   #1
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sendmail-8.12.6 cant receive incoming mails

Hi everybody..
*sigh* sendmail's driving me crazy...

Recently I configured sendmail-8.12.6 on solaris 8 to do virtual hosting..downloaded it and compiled it. Then i configured it and now I can send email out..but I cannot receive any incoming email ( I've searched high and low for the solution..but i cant seem to find any that

I need a hint or something to push me into the right direction..i've heard that somehow sendmail is built to be a client by default, but I dont know how to change this so that it would allow incoming emails...


Old 12-27-2002, 09:10 AM   #2
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Are you getting rejection messages in the log files? (/var/log/maillog)
Can you telnet to port 25 and initiate manually?
Old 12-31-2002, 11:42 PM   #3
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Check to make sure that the daemon itself is running. The sendmail command will send a message without the daemon running, but the daemon is required for receiving because it listens to port 25 for incoming messages.

/etc/init.d/sendmail status ==> will tell you whether its running or not.
/etc/init.d/sendmail start ==> will start it if you need to.
Old 01-01-2003, 10:14 PM   #4
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Same problem here. Setup:
Sendmail running on Redhat 8.0

Couldn't receive mail from the start, which was a few days ago, thought it was my DNS not populated yet. After a few days waiting, finally seems somethings wrong.

Was able to telnet to 25
But couldn't receive mail from hotmail, etc. There was no log in maillog, but when send message to it from outlook express, I got an 550 relaying denied error.

Any comment would be appreciated.


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