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Old 12-18-2003, 05:56 PM   #16
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Still not working to great...., do you have AIM, ICQ, or MSN or something? or even YIM?
Old 12-18-2003, 07:17 PM   #17
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i have read the first few replys here and the rest i quickly skimmed over.
ok first are u fetching the mail from a pop3 server? and is that a catch all? so u can send and it will get to that pop3 server u have ur mail account on.

if so u simply need fetchmail to bring the mail in which i guessing you all ready have.

2ndly u need to edit your file which sound like you have. to what i dont know.

i simply used the defult file but added the line

as this will masquerade your local server name into the name for ur mail server. other wise the mail going out onto the net will never be accepted.
(replacing with ur mail domain.)
so your file will look like this

dnl# This is the default sendmail .mc file for Slackware.  To generate
dnl# the file from this (perhaps after making some changes),
dnl# use the m4 files in /usr/share/sendmail/cf like this:
dnl# cp /usr/share/sendmail/cf/
dnl# cd /usr/share/sendmail/cf
dnl# sh Build
dnl# You may then install the resulting .cf file:
dnl# cp /etc/mail/
VERSIONID(`default setup for Slackware Linux')dnl
dnl# These settings help protect against people verifying email addresses
dnl# at your site in order to send you email that you probably don't want:
define(`confPRIVACY_FLAGS', `authwarnings,novrfy,noexpn,restrictqrun')dnl
dnl# Uncomment the line below to send outgoing mail through an external server:
dnl define(`SMART_HOST',`')
dnl# No timeout for ident:
define(`confTO_IDENT', `0')dnl
dnl# Enable the line below to use smrsh to restrict what sendmail can run:
dnl FEATURE(`smrsh',`/usr/sbin/smrsh')dnl
dnl# See the README in /usr/share/sendmail/cf for a ton of information on
dnl# how these options work:
FEATURE(`mailertable',`hash -o /etc/mail/mailertable.db')dnl
FEATURE(`virtusertable',`hash -o /etc/mail/virtusertable.db')dnl
FEATURE(`access_db', `hash -T<TMPF> /etc/mail/access')dnl
FEATURE(`local_procmail',`',`procmail -t -Y -a $h -d $u')dnl
dnl# Turn this feature on if you don't always have DNS, or enjoy junk mail:
dnl FEATURE(`accept_unresolvable_domains')dnl
dnl# Also accept mail for localhost.localdomain:
also if you wanting to get a mail client like outlook to conenct. by defult sendmail shoul not acept relaying for ur server. so in the file access under /etc/mail/ simple place

ip of pc in lan RELAY

so if ur PC onlan was RELAY

hope this helps you out.

Last edited by kudos; 12-18-2003 at 07:21 PM.
Old 12-18-2003, 08:02 PM   #18
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I dont know, im totally lost now, if someone can help me, post a message, it would be a lot better if someone had aim, msn, icq, or yim so we can send IM instead of leaving messages. I have never got problems like this before.
Old 02-25-2004, 02:06 AM   #19
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I have written a thorough walkthrough of configuring Sendmail using Webmin. I think it's an easy way for a newbie (like myself) to setup Sendmail. It took me a while, but I have a fully functional email server now for my domain that has smtp (to send) and pop3 (to receive). You can get to it from here:

I have Yahoo and AIM, and my s/n on both is mindfrost82. Feel free to message me and I can try to help...but my walkthrough should help you alot!

Last edited by mindfrost82; 02-25-2004 at 02:07 AM.
Old 04-05-2004, 10:50 AM   #20
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I have updated my website. The new link for my Sendmail on Slack 9.1 Walkthrough is posted below:


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