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i already configure sendmail using webmin, when i run it, i only can send an email to local user that's mean user in my box only, when i try to retrieve an email from another computer using outlook express, it's failed. can anyone tell me what the posibble cause?
check /var/log/maillog as you try to send an email and let us know what it says
To retrieve mail from your linux system has nothing to do with sendmail
If you have mail on your system and you want to access it from another machine you should run pop3s or imaps. then configure outlook express to connect to the pop or imap server on the secure port and you can get your mail.
To have people send mail to you or a user on your machine by sending it to your machine you need to have the sendmail smtp server listening on port 25
check this with telnet
telnet yourmachinenameoripaddress 25
you should get a server response
To send mail to someone on the internet using your linux box as a mail server you must configure sendmail as an smtp relay server.
Last edited by DavidPhillips; 07-14-2003 at 12:18 AM.
thanx 4 ur help.
actually i forgot to tell u my current situation,
now, i'm in the middle of build up mail server for my company, my company using win2k server with domain mydomain.com.my (unregistered) so right now i dont want to interupt the current system so i configure my linux box as prosysrv.test.com. so i want to test retrieve an email for account firstname.lastname@example.org from machine using win2k in domain mydomain.com.my, so i configure outlook express using pop3 and smtp,
but icannot retrieve my email, can u tell me how to run pop3s.
as ur suggestion to try telnet but i got this message as below
telnet: connect to address 192.168.128.4: Connection refused
just now i configured my sendmail server @mailserver.com become relay for another mail server @mydomain.com, when i try to send an email from client using outlook ,an error occured said,
the msg could not be sent becoz one of the recipients was rejected by the server. the rejected address was <email@example.com>.........serverresponse 550 55.1........
after i read the log file, i saw the problem is user unknown, so if i want to send an email to another user registered in another mail server also another domain differ with my mail server using my linux box account, how