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Old 12-04-2003, 01:09 PM   #1
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configuring sendmail to use external mail servers


Hello,

I am getting gray hair slowly but surely. I am trying to configure sendmail(what files to configure??) to use an external smtp mail server. Can I use yahoo's, hotmail's, etc... smtp mail server(if I have a valid email account with hotmail, yahoo, etc..?) to send email to user across different mail server like "johndoe@aol.com"????? Since I do not have a internal smtp mail server thats why I am trying to use an external smtp mail server. Hope someone can help me out and lead me in the right direction. IS THIS POSSIBLE?? Thanks!

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Old 12-04-2003, 03:10 PM   #2
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SOMEONE? ANYONE?
 
Old 12-04-2003, 03:31 PM   #3
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Just use your ISP's outgoing mail server.

And next time when bumping your thread, wait a little longer than 2 hours. A 24 hour time frame is more considerate especially when you feel the need to type in all CAPS to yell at us.

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Old 12-04-2003, 03:50 PM   #4
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I didn't mean to offend anyone. Sorry!

I am in a network at my workplace. I don't think we
have an ISP.

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Old 12-04-2003, 03:58 PM   #5
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I didn't mean to offend anyone. Sorry!

I am in a network at my workplace. I don't think we
have an ISP.
Does your network at work have outgoing mail servers already setup? You should just be able to use those.

Sendmail is a program to send mail.. why would it need to use other servers to send mail.. that doesn't make sense.
 
Old 12-04-2003, 04:03 PM   #6
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No we do not, thats why I was wondering if I can use an external mail server like yahoo or hotmail. I have installed sendmail successly and I
can send mail to existing users on the server but I cannot send email out to the outside world.
 
Old 12-04-2003, 05:21 PM   #7
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No we do not, thats why I was wondering if I can use an external mail server like yahoo or hotmail. I have installed sendmail successly and I
can send mail to existing users on the server but I cannot send email out to the outside world.
If you setup your network to allow it, you wouldn't setup sendmail to use another outgoing mail server, you'd simply use the other mail server directly from your mail client your sending from.

Why not just configure your sendmail now to send outside your network? Is there a firewall restricting this, etc? What error message are you getting?

But you don't configure sendmail to use another outgoing mail server, cause that's what it is, an outgoing mail server app, etc.
 
Old 12-05-2003, 12:05 AM   #8
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If you setup your network to allow it, you wouldn't setup sendmail to use another outgoing mail server, you'd simply use the other mail server directly from your mail client your sending from.

Why not just configure your sendmail now to send outside your network? Is there a firewall restricting this, etc? What error message are you getting?

But you don't configure sendmail to use another outgoing mail server, cause that's what it is, an outgoing mail server app, etc.
It is always better to use your ISP. Most of the time, if you have a cheap dsl line you're on dns black lists so you're treated as spam all the time.
 
Old 12-05-2003, 12:07 AM   #9
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Re: configuring sendmail to use external mail servers

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Originally posted by tt826
Hello,

I am getting gray hair slowly but surely. I am trying to configure sendmail(what files to configure??) to use an external smtp mail server. Can I use yahoo's, hotmail's, etc... smtp mail server(if I have a valid email account with hotmail, yahoo, etc..?) to send email to user across different mail server like "johndoe@aol.com"????? Since I do not have a internal smtp mail server thats why I am trying to use an external smtp mail server. Hope someone can help me out and lead me in the right direction. IS THIS POSSIBLE?? Thanks!
You can't use hotmail. They don't offer smtp.
You can't use yahoo, they ask for authentification.

You'd better find your isp's smtp mail server name and use it. If you can't well just use that sendmail, it'll do the job.
 
Old 12-05-2003, 08:21 AM   #10
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Trickykid,

Show me some tricks to make this work! Anyhow, yes we do have a firewall on our network. I have talked to the network admin. and he didn't mention about it being blocked. He said that since the server is addressed by IP that most mail servers will not accept my mail so I am thinking that because this server is not a registered domain like www.somewhere.com I cannot send my emails out to other mail servers. Would this be true?

Ugob,

I am not under a ISPs that I know of, but thanks!!


I truely appreciate all the responses!!!

tt

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Old 12-05-2003, 08:23 AM   #11
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Trickykid,

Show me some tricks to make this work! Anyhow, yes we do have a firewall on our network. I am thinking that because this server is not a
registered domain like www.somewhere.com I cannot send my emails out to other mail servers. Would this be true?

Ugob,

I am not under a ISPs that I know of, but thanks!!


I truely appreciate all the responses!!!

tt
How do you get your internet then, if you don't have an ISP?

ISP = Internet Service Provider.
 
Old 12-05-2003, 08:27 AM   #12
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I am an employee, I do not know where our internet access is coming from.
I am pretty sure it's not any local ISP around here. we're govt

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Old 12-05-2003, 08:35 AM   #13
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You're an employee, you're in charge of setting up a sendmail box for the business and you don't know where the internet is coming from?

It is not because you don't have a registered domain that you cannot send. However, you won't be able to receive.
 
Old 12-05-2003, 08:38 AM   #14
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I will not retrieve any mail....I just need to send mail out. This will not be for my business but for a project I am working on.


Seems like I should know where our internet access is coming from
but actually I don't.


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Old 12-05-2003, 08:43 AM   #15
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you will send mail and you won't retreive it? What is the purpose then? People won't be able to reply to your message. Spamming? If that is the case, my help ends here.

If not, explain more and get your ISP's smtp server name.
 
  


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