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Old 01-17-2014, 02:17 AM   #1
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sendmail is not fleshing the mails.


I am trying to flesh mails from /var/spool/mqueue using,
/usr/lib/sendmail -q -v

errors:-
host name lookup failure
Sender address rejected
Domain not found
Deferred
Closing connection
no valid recipients
No route to host
etc.....

ls -l | wc -l
192 --mails are there under the /var/spool/mqueue path with 868K.

How to deal with it?.
 
Old 01-17-2014, 03:11 AM   #2
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Read the errors:

host name lookup failure - The MX record for the destinations domain probably contains a dummy/silly host
Sender address rejected - The receiving mail server doesn't like you.
Domain not found - Trying to send to a non-existant domain.
Deferred - Something else happened, this mail will be resent at some point
Closing connection - Remote end closed the connection without accepting the mail
no valid recipients - Remote end can't find the person you're sending to
No route to host - Your system can't make a connection to the remote end, may be a network issue or something.
etc..... - etc.

Postfix will retry delivery and eventually give up and delete the mail from the queue.

It would be normal for a busy mail server to have a number of these mails sitting in the queue.

Last edited by TenTenths; 01-17-2014 at 06:37 AM.
 
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:10 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by TenTenths View Post
Read the errors:

host name lookup failure - The MX record for the destinations domain probably contains a dummy/silly host
Sender address rejected - The receiving mail server doesn't like you.
Domain not found - Trying to send to a non-existant domain.
Deferred - Something else happened, this mail will be resent at some point
Closing connection - Remote end closed the connection without accepting the mail
no valid recipients - Remote end can't find the person you're sendind to
No route to host - Your system can't make a connection to the remote end, may be a network issue or something.
etc..... - etc.

Postfix will retry delivery and eventually give up and delete the mail from the queue.

It would be normal for a busy mail server to have a number of these mails sitting in the queue.
Thank a lot.
 
  


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