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Old 11-09-2005, 03:04 PM   #1
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Please help with sendmail

i have sendmail installed on my RedHat 9 server
i can send emails to the internet but i cannot receive them
when i try to send an email from the outside to i receive a connection refused mailer-daemon response

please can somebody tell me step by step how to enable sendmail to receive emails from outside
and also how can i make received emails being forwarded to an outside email of mine?

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Old 11-09-2005, 06:56 PM   #2
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First of all you need a valid domain, with the proper MX records setup with DNS. Then you need to make sure that sendmail is configured properly with your domain name for your email after making sure port 25 is not blocked by either a firewall and or your own ISP connection.
Old 11-09-2005, 11:29 PM   #3
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Also, by default, Red Hat sets sendmail to listen only on the loopback address, not on your network connection -- you'll need to modify /etc/mail/, changing the on the DAEMON_OPTIONS line to, rebuild (make in /etc/mail) and restarting sendmail. Be sure you have all the patches applied for sendmail. You might want to contemplate upgrading since RH9 is out of support.


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