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Old 12-06-2012, 09:33 AM   #1
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Sendmai / Ubuntu / Exchange and relays...

I have a local MS 2007 Exchange server and a Ubuntu Box running sendmail and lamp. The MSE server is in a local domain and the Ubuntu box is not. They are both on the same network however. Our domain users send mail through an external SMTP box Via the MSE box. This way we are able to filter 2 times. it is rather handy. Anyway... the reason for sendmail on this ubuntu box is for wordpress to be able to use the php "mail()" function. On installation of sendmail I was able to send mail externally just fine. When i send internally MSE box rejects mail.
So i read that i can specify a relay server for this case and i set the MSE box as the relay. well now i can send mail inside but cannot send mail externally. Catch 22? or am i missing something. I am including some error messages and the file. Hopefully someone can see or explain what is going on.
Thanks in advance,
Error LOG
Dec 5 16:15:59 jamesLinux sendmail[11804]: unable to qualify my own domain name (jamesLinux) -- using short name

 Dec 5 16:15:59 jamesLinux sendmail[11804]: qB60Fxq5011804: from=www-data, size=812, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<683a8de419f2f247c5be32c1391c4cc4@localhost>, relay=www-data@localhost

 Dec 5 16:16:00 jamesLinux sm-mta[11807]: qB60G0kx011807: from=<www-data@jamesLinux>, size=898, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<683a8de419f2f247c5be32c1391c4cc4@localhost>, proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA-v4, relay=localhost []

 Dec 5 16:16:00 jamesLinux sendmail[11804]: qB60Fxq5011804:, ctladdr=www-data (33/33), delay=00:00:01, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=30812, relay=[] [], dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent (qB60G0kx011807 Message accepted for delivery)

 Dec 5 16:16:00 jamesLinux sm-mta[11809]: STARTTLS=client,, version=TLSv1/SSLv3, verify=FAIL, cipher=RC4-MD5, bits=128/128

 Dec 5 16:16:00 jamesLinux sm-mta[11809]: qB60G0kx011807: to=<>, ctladdr=<www-data@jamesLinux> (33/33), delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=120898, [], dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent (<683a8de419f2f247c5be32c1391c4cc4@localhost> Queued mail for delivery)

 Dec 5 16:20:01 jamesLinux sm-msp-queue[11842]: My unqualified host name (jamesLinux) unknown; sleeping for retry

 Dec 5 16:21:01 jamesLinux sm-msp-queue[11842]: unable to qualify my own domain name (jamesLinux) -- using short name
.mc file
# $Sendmail:,v 8.14.3 2010-02-15 09:38:10 cowboy Exp $
# Copyright (c) 1998-2009 Richard Nelson.  All Rights Reserved.
# cf/debian/  Generated from by configure.
# prototype config file for building Sendmail 8.14.3
# Note: the .in file supports 8.7.6 - 9.0.0, but the generated
#	file is customized to the version noted above.
# This file is used to configure Sendmail for use with Debian systems.
# If you modify this file, you will have to regenerate /etc/mail/
# by running this file through the m4 preprocessor via one of the following:
#	* make   (or make -C /etc/mail)
#	* sendmailconfig 
#	* m4 /etc/mail/ > /etc/mail/
# The first two options are preferred as they will also update other files
# that depend upon the contents of this file.
# The best documentation for this .mc file is:
# /usr/share/doc/sendmail-doc/cf.README.gz
#   Copyright (c) 1998-2005 Richard Nelson.  All Rights Reserved.
#  This file is used to configure Sendmail for use with Debian systems.
VERSIONID(`$Id:, v 8.14.3-9.1ubuntu1 2010-02-15 09:38:10 cowboy Exp $')
dnl # Items controlled by /etc/mail/sendmail.conf - DO NOT TOUCH HERE
dnl # Items controlled by /etc/mail/sendmail.conf - DO NOT TOUCH HERE
dnl #
dnl # General defines
dnl #
dnl # SAFE_FILE_ENV: [undefined] If set, sendmail will do a chroot()
dnl #	into this directory before writing files.
dnl #	If *all* your user accounts are under /home then use that
dnl #	instead - it will prevent any writes outside of /home !
dnl #   define(`confSAFE_FILE_ENV',             `')dnl
dnl #
dnl # Daemon options - restrict to servicing LOCALHOST ONLY !!!
dnl # Remove `, Addr=' clauses to receive from any interface
dnl # If you want to support IPv6, switch the commented/uncommentd lines
dnl #
dnl DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Family=inet6, Name=MTA-v6, Port=smtp, Addr=::1')dnl
DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Family=inet,  Name=MTA-v4, Port=smtp, Addr=')dnl
dnl DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Family=inet6, Name=MSP-v6, Port=submission, M=Ea, Addr=::1')dnl
DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Family=inet,  Name=MSP-v4, Port=submission, M=Ea, Addr=')dnl
dnl #
dnl # Be somewhat anal in what we allow
dnl #
dnl # Define connection throttling and window length
define(`confCONNECTION_RATE_THROTTLE', `15')dnl
dnl #
dnl # Features
dnl #
dnl # use /etc/mail/local-host-names
dnl #
dnl # The access db is the basis for most of sendmail's checking
FEATURE(`access_db', , `skip')dnl
dnl #
dnl # The greet_pause feature stops some automail bots - but check the
dnl # provided access db for details on excluding localhosts...
FEATURE(`greet_pause', `1000')dnl 1 seconds
dnl #
dnl # Delay_checks allows sender<->recipient checking
FEATURE(`delay_checks', `friend', `n')dnl
dnl #
dnl # If we get too many bad recipients, slow things down...
dnl #
dnl # Stop connections that overflow our concurrent and time connection rates
FEATURE(`conncontrol', `nodelay', `terminate')dnl
FEATURE(`ratecontrol', `nodelay', `terminate')dnl
dnl #
dnl # If you're on a dialup link, you should enable this - so sendmail
dnl # will not bring up the link (it will queue mail for later)
dnl define(`confCON_EXPENSIVE',`True')dnl
dnl #
dnl # Dialup/LAN connection overrides
dnl #
dnl #
dnl # Default Mailer setup
If i put anything sensitive in here. Whoops.


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