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Hello. I am trying to send an email message outside of my company from my Oracle Linux Database server (REL 5.10). The server is configured to use Sendmail, and I can get email to deliver internally (corp network).
When I try and send an email to Gmail, Yahoo or AT&T (for getting pages on my cellphone) I get a connection refused error.
Here is the output from /var/log/maillog for trying to send to a Gmail address:
Seems to me the relay is setup improperly. I could be reading it incorrectly though ?
Check the logs of the successful Database servers, find out what the relay is and copy it into the sendmail config file.
Last edited by ceyx; 08-14-2014 at 03:13 AM.
Thanks for the reply. In comparing the AIX server's sendmail.cf with the REL server's sendmail.cf, I found that the "Smart relay" on AIX did have the prod mail server listed, while the REL server did not (just "DS").
I've asked the SA to please change this on the development box, bounce sendmail and we'll give it a try.
I really appreciate the pointer of where to look. I was getting fooled by the fact that the email was getting a connection refused by the Gmail smtp server - made me think that it was able to negotiate outside of the local network and that my issue would be elsewhere. Definitely need to learn more about this!