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Old 07-21-2005, 10:57 PM   #1
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Question Problem with Sendmail

Does anyone can help me what I should check my mail server I just installed on RH9. I am using sendmail 8.12.8, everything were just fine except to send out to Internet address. I can send msg out locally without problem, but if I send msg to Internet, it shows connection timed out in my mailq status. Below is the exact error msg I captured from mailq:

/var/spool/mqueue (1 request)
-----Q-ID----- --Size-- -----Q-Time----- ------------Sender/Recipient-----------
j6M0o5xB010941 696 Thu Jul 21 20:50 <>
(Deferred: Connection timed out with
Total requests: 1

I checked my mail server is able to connect Internet and I also tried to send mail msg from Internet to my mail server, it works OK, too! I can receive mail from Internet. But I cannot send out!

Any idea?? Thanks!
Old 07-21-2005, 11:14 PM   #2
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Does your ISP block outgoing email/traffic from port 25? You may need to point your outgoing relay to your ISP's smtp server... There are several threads in these forums discussing how to do this. I know because I was having the same problem several months ago (search for something like "sendmail relay smtp")


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