Ok I have "fixed" this problem but did it in a bad way in my opinion.
When I send test emails to myself from other emails outside of my server, they come to my server stay in my mqueue file
with the message:
(host map: lookup (mydomain.com): defered)
underneath the queue id number date of transmission and sender.
I fixed this problem with a hodgepodge way by editing the /etc/mail/virtusertable and putting in there:
and the queue emptied into myuser's mailbox after doing a makemap hash on my virtusertable
This makes it so the other users on my server still have the same problem and I would have to type in every single one whenever I add new users to my server. While this is definately feasible it seems to be a hokey way of fixing the problem.
This is the only domain name I am using for my server but I don't know what to change to get sendmail to just accept this as my domain name and not leave it in the queue indefinately.
I have spent many hours looking at mail help pages at redhat.com linux.com sendmail.org. Guess I am not very good at searching the HOWTOS. I also searched this forum in the newbies section for all references to sendmail and looked at a few that might help me.
in my sendmail.cf I have:
Anyone know how to fix this problem in a better method? Also anyone know any good sendmail help books I could read that are more geared towards people completely new to linux and sendmail both? I saw one mentioned a few times in the other posts but don't know if it is at my level of reading.
Thanks everyone for your help.