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Old 12-31-2003, 06:19 AM   #1
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Sendmail problem

Dear Forum members

I have installed Sendmail.8.12.10 on Red Hat Linux 9.
If I send a mail using this server to, it is correctly sent.
So I thought there was no problem with the installation.

I then wanted to test aliases function. So I made a test.aliases file with and some other email addresses and made a new entry in aliases file as follows.

test: :include:/etc/mail/test.aliases

If I send a mail to this alias, the mail is not delivered. I look at /var/spool/mqueue and found that there was no queue file too.
The /var/log/maillog is also correctly saying that it has sent the file.

What is wrong?

Please Help Me.
Old 12-31-2003, 08:13 AM   #2
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For Clarification...

Are you trying to send a email addressed to your hotmail address to your computer, or are you trying to use a script like fetchmail to download your hotmail email to your local mailbox?

Old 12-31-2003, 10:34 AM   #3
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For Clarification....

I have installed Red Hat 9 on a PC. I have also installed sendmail 8.12.10
on this and hoping to use this linux as my personal mail and web server.
Let's assume that this server's hostname is AAA.

From a different PC, I sent a mail to my hotmail address using the linux
server. It worked without any problem.

However, if I sent a mail to test@AAA which is an alias to my hotmail
address, the mail is not delivered to it. I checked the /var/log/maillog
but I do not see any difference between sending directly to my hotmail
address and using an alias.
Old 12-31-2003, 11:09 AM   #4
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You will only be able to use the AAA adress locally. It will not be reconized as a valid email address outside your locally machine. I believe you would need a FQDN, a DNS server, and some MTAs. But once Test@AAA gets out in the wild on the net the servers wont know what to do with it. In other words, it sounds as if you have only configured your Sendmail server half way.

Old 05-01-2006, 10:53 AM   #5
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Sendmail Installation ??

Hi guyz ,
Iam a new user in linux and iam trying to install Sendmail on Fedora core 4 regarding a project but iam unable to install it....i have gone through the sendmail documentation available...but that is all junk ..Would any of help me with the simplest method of installaing sendmail ?? i really appreciate that...thanks in advance
Old 05-01-2006, 11:11 AM   #6
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Compilation is very simple bceause the sendmail source package directly supports Linux. The steps involved in compiling sendmail are:

# cd /usr/local/src
# tar xvfz sendmail.8.9.3.tar.gz
# cd src
# ./Build
You need root permissions to complete the installation of the resulting binary files using:

# cd obj.Linux.2.0.36.i586
# make install
You have now installed the sendmail binary into the /usr/sbin directory. Several symbolic links to the sendmail binary will be installed into the /usr/bin/ directory.


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