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Old 10-28-2003, 08:39 AM   #1
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Host name lookup failure

Every time i want to send a mail using sendmail In sendmail's log the following error shows up:
stat:Deferred: Name Server: host name lookup failure.

However, i'm able to ping

any ideas/sugestions?

thanks in advance.
Old 10-28-2003, 10:31 AM   #2
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I don't know how much this will help but you should probably check your DNS settings. Make sure you have everything pointed at the correct DNS address.
Old 06-16-2005, 02:09 PM   #3
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yes i know its necroposting but ah well.

I'm having this problem with sendmail 8.13.1, what do i need to do to get it through? I have port 25 forwarded to the server...


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