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Old 08-29-2007, 05:23 AM   #1
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Question Sendmail doesn't accept mail in it's queue when there is no internet.

Hi all,

I have a problem with our office setup. We use Redhat Enterprise 4 and Sendmail 8.13.1
We have to face a strange problem particularly when there is no internet. Sending of mails will obviously stop when there is no internet, because it cannot find a DNS record.
But in our setup our Sendmail server do not accept mail from any email client when there is no internet.
Idealy it should accept the mail, keep it in the queue and send it out when internet comes up.

There is sure a problem in my setup but I am being unable to find out the problem.

Please help to solve the problem.

Old 08-29-2007, 09:44 AM   #2
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If you haven't done it already, run Sendmail in debug mode and view the mail/system logs, such as /var/log/mail and /var/log/messages, for clues. Also verify that your email server /etc/hosts file has it's FQDN entered. There are probably other things to check, but I suspect the mail logs should give you a clue.


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