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Old 03-10-2004, 12:23 PM   #1
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Distribution: Slackware 9.1/13.37/14 RedHat 6.2/7/EL6.5 SuSE 8.2/11.1
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Configuring sendmail on slack 9.1

I have been trying for a few days and getting no where with this, it is really bugging me too, as I have successfully setup sendmail on a few different machines in the past.

I am running Slackware 9.1

I can send mail from the box to other users on the box.
I can send mail through the box, from my Windows clients to the internet.
I can NOT send mail from the box to the internet.

What I get, and I think this is the problem, is returned mail, with a 550 cannot route to sender, and the address is as follows:

I think I need to remove the boxname here, but can't for the life of me remember how to do it.
Obviously is registered and I can receive mail from the internet for users on the box, but is not registered and I think this is where the problem is...

All help would be very greatly appreciated...
Old 03-10-2004, 01:46 PM   #2
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Clearly someone with 190 posts should realize we don't allow double posting.

Your other thread is found here:

This one has been reported and will be closed.

Old 03-11-2004, 02:48 AM   #3
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HELP.... I am contemplating a Windows 2003 server install...LOL

Sorry, says I in a sheepish voice...
Old 03-11-2004, 04:30 AM   #4
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You need to change the /etc/mail/local-host-name and put name off your machine like below:

And check if you MX pointed to the same ip that your machine.


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