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Old 08-08-2003, 01:51 PM   #16
JelloMaster
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corin,

the domain name is hosted on the same server as sendmail. Whenever i do a sendmail -v ... i receive the email. Problem is when I go to hotmail or yahoo and send an email to that email address, i dont receive it.
 
Old 08-08-2003, 04:01 PM   #17
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So you are saying that the mailers on Hotmail and Yahoo do not know about your_domain_name.COM whatever your_domain_name.COM is?

Presumably your have registered your_domain_name.COM or whatever
it is with an Internet registering authority?
 
Old 08-13-2003, 09:21 PM   #18
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corin,

i'm not sure what the problem is ... that's why i'm here... the domain works just fine... www.domainname.com is properly configured and works. is there any step by step guide on how to make the mail work on a freshly installed redhat 8.0 system?
 
Old 08-14-2003, 10:10 AM   #19
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Have you tried sending e-mail from another domain to your domainname address.

You should get one of your friends to send you e-mail from their external site to your domainname address and see if that works, and if it does not, to examine carefully the bounced back error message.

On your server, are you blocking port 25 with any firewall rules?

Have you looked in /var/log files, using grep, to see if there have been any connection attempts to port 25 from external mailers?

Do you have sendmail running as a daemon or as an inetd or xinetd started service, and is it configured in sendmail.mc to listen on the IP interface rather than just the loopback interface?

In fact have you been able to receive any external e-mail at all?

As regards to a guide on Red Hat 8, you should look in

/usr/share/doc/rh-* directories which cover aspects of system and network configuration, including sendmail.

For more detailed information, look at the README.* files in /usr/share/doc/sendmail-{version_number}.
 
  


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