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Old 02-24-2005, 03:55 PM   #1
jkassemi
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HELP - Sendmail killing me!


Hey guys. I appreciate your help....

I'm pretty new with linux. Until recently I thought I knew enough about it to hold my own, but I realize now I don't. I installed Apache 2, PHP 5 and mySQL 4, but now I need to get sendmail up and running so that I can use the PHP sendmail functions for my web site... I wrote the following PHP to test sendmail:

PHP Code:
mail("jkassemi@hotmail.com""testmail""Testing!",
    
"From: webmaster@{$_SERVER['SERVER_NAME']}\r\n" .
    
"Reply-To: [email]jkassemi@hotmail.com[/email]\r\n" .
    
"X-Mailer: PHP/" phpversion()); 
And when the above function runs everything seems okay. Except for the fact that I get no e-mail!

Here's what I've got in my /var/log/maillog:

Code:
Feb 21 07:33:58 localhost sm-mta[414]: starting daemon (8.12.11): SMTP+queueing@00:25:00
Feb 21 07:33:58 localhost sm-msp-queue[417]: starting daemon (8.12.11): queueing@00:25:00
Feb 24 11:58:55 localhost sendmail[16387]: j1OIwt2q016387: from=nobody, size=132, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<200502241858.j1OIwt2q016387@localhost.localhost>, relay=nobody@localhost
Feb 24 11:59:04 localhost sm-mta[16388]: j1OIwtZC016388: from=<nobody@localhost.localhost>, size=367, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<200502241858.j1OIwt2q016387@localhost.localhost>, proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA, relay=localhost [127.0.0.1]
Feb 24 11:59:04 localhost sm-mta[16388]: j1OIwtZC016388: to=<jkassemi@hotmail.com>, delay=00:00:09, mailer=esmtp, pri=30367, dsn=4.4.3, stat=queued
Feb 24 11:59:04 localhost sendmail[16387]: j1OIwt2q016387: to=jkassemi@hotmail.com, ctladdr=nobody (99/99), delay=00:00:09, xdelay=00:00:09, mailer=relay, pri=30132, relay=[127.0.0.1] [127.0.0.1], dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent (j1OIwtZC016388 Message accepted for delivery)
Feb 24 12:37:38 localhost sendmail[16489]: j1OJbcKu016489: from=nobody, size=132, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<200502241937.j1OJbcKu016489@localhost.localhost>, relay=nobody@localhost
Feb 24 12:37:54 localhost sm-mta[16490]: j1OJbcw1016490: from=<nobody@localhost.localhost>, size=367, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<200502241937.j1OJbcKu016489@localhost.localhost>, proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA, relay=localhost [127.0.0.1]
Feb 24 12:37:54 localhost sm-mta[16490]: j1OJbcw1016490: to=<jkassemi@hotmail.com>, delay=00:00:16, mailer=esmtp, pri=30367, dsn=4.4.3, stat=queued
Feb 24 12:37:54 localhost sendmail[16489]: j1OJbcKu016489: to=jkassemi@hotmail.com, ctladdr=nobody (99/99), delay=00:00:16, xdelay=00:00:16, mailer=relay, pri=30132, relay=[127.0.0.1] [127.0.0.1], dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent (j1OJbcw1016490 Message accepted for delivery)
Feb 24 12:45:23 localhost sm-mta[16508]: j1OJixR0016508: [192.168.0.254] did not issue MAIL/EXPN/VRFY/ETRN during connection to MTA
Feb 24 12:46:44 localhost sm-mta[16509]: j1OJkX2B016509: [192.168.0.254] did not issue MAIL/EXPN/VRFY/ETRN during connection to MTA
Feb 24 12:53:09 localhost sm-mta[16532]: j1OJpgkb016532: [192.168.0.254] did not issue MAIL/EXPN/VRFY/ETRN during connection to MTA
Feb 24 12:53:57 localhost sm-mta[16533]: j1OJrOwX016533: ruleset=check_mail, arg1=james@jameskassemi.com, relay=[192.168.0.254], reject=451 4.1.8 Domain of sender address james@jameskassemi.com does not resolve
Feb 24 12:58:56 localhost sm-mta[16533]: j1OJrOwX016533: ruleset=check_mail, arg1=james@localhost.com, relay=[192.168.0.254], reject=451 4.1.8 Domain of sender address james@localhost.com does not resolve
Feb 24 13:00:11 localhost sm-mta[16533]: j1OJrOwX016533: from=james@localhost.com, size=0, class=0, nrcpts=0, proto=SMTP, daemon=MTA, relay=[192.168.0.254]
Feb 24 13:28:48 localhost sm-mta[16541]: j1OKSAAi016541: ruleset=check_mail, arg1=james@jameskassemi.com, relay=[192.168.0.254], reject=451 4.1.8 Domain of sender address james@jameskassemi.com does not resolve
Feb 24 13:43:48 localhost sm-mta[16541]: j1OKSAAi016541: from=james@jameskassemi.com, size=0, class=0, nrcpts=0, proto=SMTP, daemon=MTA, relay=[192.168.0.254]
I am using the configuration supplied with slackware by default.

Where the "Domain of sender address james@jameskassemi.com was in result to a telnet of the mail server and the line MAIL FROM james@jameskassemi.com

I really don't know what's going on... If somebody could help I'd appreciate it. I did some reasearch on sendmail online, but found nothing truly distro specific. I'm running the version that came with Slackware 10.0, so I don't want to mess it up by trying to configure from one of the tutorials that doesn't realize that.

Thanks again for your help,

James Kassemi
http://www.jameskassemi.com
 
Old 02-24-2005, 04:27 PM   #2
jkassemi
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Well, I found out that sendmail actually is sending e-mail. Turns out hotmail recognizes it as junk mail... Any ideas?
 
Old 02-24-2005, 09:56 PM   #3
newtommy
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Yes I have the same problem with my individual postfix application for an email server.

It is my understanding that some domains block all individual email servers. So your best bet is going to be to bounce your outgoing e-mail off your ISP's SMTP server. That will probably do the trick.

Good Luck!!
 
Old 02-26-2005, 06:07 AM   #4
jkassemi
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Well, I got through the issue using the following PHP command. The fix was listed in the extended version of the PHP manual:

This is exact code...
PHP Code:

mail
("jkassemi@hotmail.com""Post updated: ".$pName." from: ".$pCategory,
                                        
"You are subscribed to the following post:\r\n".
                                        
$pName." in category: ".$pCategory."\r\n".
                                        
"\r\n".
                                        
"And it has just been updated. Please click:\r\n\r\n".
                                        
"<a href='http://www.jameskassemi.com/viewpost.php?id=".$pID."\r\n\r\n".
                                        
"To visit the post. If your e-mail client does not support links, just copy and
                                            paste the above URL into your browser. Thank you,\r\n\r\n JamesKassemi.com"
.
                                            
"\r\n\r\n\r\nPlease do not reply to this message, nobody is waiting to answer messages to the e-mail address it was sent from."

                                        
,
                                        
"From: Subscription Threads JamesKassemi.com<sub_threads@jameskassemi.com>\nX-Mailer: PHP" phpversion()); 
Good luck.
 
  


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