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Old 01-28-2004, 12:48 PM   #1
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Sendmail completely inconsistent


I have set up a new server, and I use sendmail to send out confirmation emails to my users. Some users are getting the confirmation emails (myself included, when I test it), but a large group of users are not receiving them, even after repeated attempts.

Can somebody please help me troubleshoot? I'm desperate!!

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Old 01-28-2004, 04:23 PM   #2
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I hate to be a complete pest, but does anybody have any ideas? This is causing a lot of problems right now =/
 
Old 01-28-2004, 05:01 PM   #3
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do you have an external smtp/isp you could send from? or are you wanting to just send internal mail?

i was having weird errors with sendmail so eventually i gave up and am now using ssmtp with no probs at all ;o)

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Old 01-28-2004, 11:38 PM   #4
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I don't have an external smtp/isp.

I want to send external mail. Some of it flies, some of it doesn't.

I also want to be able to *receive* email. That doesn't seem to be working, either.

For example, I have mail server for my new (test) domain set to mail.pushitlive.net pointing to the server IP at 24.106.18.115

However, when sending an email to, for example, root@pushitlive.net, or even root@mail.pushitlive.net, or another user@pushitlive.net, the mail doesn't get there. I have configured local-host-names to receive email for mail.pushitlive.net, but that does not help any.

My theories are that many users are not receiving emails because they are deemed as spam. I can't confirm this, but that's my thought.

Also, my machine id has no relation to my domain. For example, when sending out email, it might appear as root@machine.somedomain.com, and not root@pushitlive.net. I don't know if that has anything to do with it, but that's another piece of the puzzle (and something that will also need to be fixed eventually).

I really need to figure out how to get this working properly! Please help if you can!!! :'(

Last edited by duerra; 01-28-2004 at 11:42 PM.
 
Old 01-29-2004, 04:25 AM   #5
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However, when sending an email to, for example, root@pushitlive.net, or even root@mail.pushitlive.net, or another user@pushitlive.net, the mail doesn't get there. I have configured local-host-names to receive email for mail.pushitlive.net, but that does not help any.
I'm almost apologize for asking you this, but do you have a MX record properly configured?

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Also, my machine id has no relation to my domain. For example, when sending out email, it might appear as root@machine.somedomain.com, and not root@pushitlive.net. I don't know if that has anything to do with it, but that's another piece of the puzzle (and something that will also need to be fixed eventually).
For what i remember of Sendmail, you need to use masquerade feature to solve that. Lot of stuff about that in www.sendmail.org
 
Old 01-29-2004, 05:50 AM   #6
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yup make sure you have the correct MX records in place in DNS and make sure you have all the correct files located in /etc/mail.

then configure the sendmail.mc file to send email on behlaf of your domain... that sounds like your problem right now.

G
 
Old 01-30-2004, 06:48 AM   #7
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Thanks. My MX is set up properly.

The problem was that sendmail was only listening on localhost port 25, and not on the wide scale. I had to put a line in my /etc/rc.conf: sendmail_enable="YES"
 
  


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