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Old 08-28-2005, 02:59 AM   #1
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sendmail doesn't send emails outside

Dear all,
i have a debian box with sendmail i try webmin to access users mail box the mail server send emails to the local accounts only, i try to send emails outside for Example to yahoo or hotmail nothing was send i also try to write an php script that send email using the local sendmail to send email to my hotmail account and i run it but nothing .
please help.

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Old 08-28-2005, 03:35 AM   #2
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In you have a line like this

DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtp,Addr=, Name=MTA')dnl
Change it to this

dnl DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtp,Addr=, Name=MTA')dnl
Make, restart sendmail

Old 08-28-2005, 03:42 PM   #3
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That DAEMON_OPTIONS only affects incoming mail connections, so leave it enabled if you want local mail delivered locally. You need to change the SMART_HOST line to specify your ISP's SMTP server, recompile as Pete M suggests and restart sendmail.


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