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carolinevdh 08-13-2009 02:05 PM

Sendmail (mailserver) -- sending mail with the mail command -- doesn't work :-(

I've problems sending email with Sendmail over the internet.
My mails always end in up in the file /var/spool/mail/root.

This is the command:
mail cccc[at]
subject: hello
in /var/spool/mail/root, I get the error:
Reporting-MTA: dns; localhost.localdomain
Received-From-MTA: DNS; localhost.localdomain
Arrival-Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 18:45:31 +0200

Final-Recipient: RFC822; cccc[at]
Action: failed
Status: 5.0.0
Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 550 DY-001 Mail rejected by Windows Live Hotmail for policy reasons. We generally do not accept email from dynamic IP's as they are not typically used to deliver unauthenticated SMTP e-mail to an Internet mail server. maintains lists of dynamic and residential IP addresses. If you are not an email/network admin please contact your E-mail/Internet Service Provider for help. Email/network admins, please visit for email delivery information and support
Last-Attempt-Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 18:45:32 +0200

Content-Type: message/rfc822

Return-Path: <root@localhost.localdomain>
Received: from localhost.localdomain (localhost.localdomain [])
by localhost.localdomain (8.13.8/8.13.8) with ESMTP id n7DGjVx4027728
for <cccc[at]>; Thu, 13 Aug 2009 18:45:31 +0200
Received: (from root@localhost)
by localhost.localdomain (8.13.8/8.13.8/Submit) id n7DGjU2o027727
for cccc[at]; Thu, 13 Aug 2009 18:45:30 +0200
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 18:45:30 +0200
From: root <root@localhost.localdomain>
Message-Id: <200908131645.n7DGjU2o027727@localhost.localdomain>
To: cccc[at]



Do someone of you know, what is wrong !!

Thanks in advance!!


GrapefruiTgirl 08-13-2009 10:43 PM

Hi Caroline,

I cannot directly answer your question, but wanted to point out that hotmail does not accept nor forward emails that do not originate from an 'official' or 'real' mail server. This is indicated in the body of the error message above. You might try sending (the) emails to another destination that isn't so picky about where the email comes from. Just open yourself a free account somewhere and do some testing.

Also note: In case the cccc email address contained within your post is your real address, I have edited it so it does not appear as a mailto: link, thereby protecting you to some degree from SPAM harvesters. In the future, try to not post your real address in-thread, as you'll wind up getting SPAMmed ;)


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