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Old 07-19-2003, 10:02 PM   #1
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RH9 Trying to set up sendmail @ Home...

I've installed RH9, I have a website up and running at home with PHPNuke and all that. I have webmin installed which makes administration easier for me since I'm relatively new to linux in general. My stumbling point is sendmail. I can send mail out but return mail does not get back to me. I believe this is because it's sending mail as username@localhost.localdomain. I cannot figure out if it's possible to have mail routed back to my IP address. I've been looking for info but haven't found out much so far. Is there a good source of info on sendmail on the net or does anyone here have any suggestions?

Thank you in advance.
Old 07-20-2003, 08:50 AM   #2
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Have a friend create an email and send on to you. See if that works. Also, are you using a domain name/DNS with this?
Old 07-20-2003, 07:20 PM   #3
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I found an answer to my problem. Scoured the net this afternoon again, changing my search terms around a bit and stumbled on this handy little site, and from it I was able to figure out that there were a few lines in my file that had to be adjusted, and most importantly the hosts file had to be changed so that it wasn't just looking locally. Here's a link to the site where I gathered my information:

Hope this link will help other people. It IS possible to get sendmail going using Dynamic DNS, it's just tricky.


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