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I am in need of some serious help. I am a windows admin that was thrown the responsibility of our unix servers when our admin walked out on Tuesday (I was the only person that had ever used unix before).
Anyway, there is a script (attached txt file) our oracle users are calling (which I do not know unix scripting), and the email portion of it is failing. If they enter firstname.lastname@example.org it will work, but if they enter the newly created exchange alias GROUPALIAS@company.com, it never sends the email (maybe the capital letters make a difference?)If anybody could help me with this, I would greatly appreciate it. The script is about 190 lines long (I changed line 24 to generic).
No errors get reported, the email just never gets sent (although the oracle says the run completed and I don't see any errors)
I'd check the log files (usually in /var/log), for output when you run the script manually. Look in either /var/log/messages or /var/log/mail.XX (could be mail, mail.info, or mail.warn), and see if the email message is leaving your box, and heading outwards. You'll see something obvious, look for the recipient name. If you can send to ONE email address, then chances are the other address isn't configured correctly, or that the box it's on isn't set up to accept incoming connections.
You mention the 'new' exchange alias...are you migrating from another mail system?? If so, the firewall rules/etc may not be set up right to allow incoming relays from your system. Also, make sure that the exchange server has incoming POP3/SMTP enabled. Could be it's only doing exchange-to-exchange, and is ignoring your request. Again, the logs will point that out to you, and you could see the bounce-back message there. Might also want to check /var/spool/clientmqueue (or mqueue) for received messages for the root user, or whoever you have set up to be the postmaster on that box. The rejection may be in there, too..