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Old 10-23-2003, 01:11 PM   #1
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Post sendmail error

I'm getting this error when I try to send a test hotmail email through my mailserver using sendmail.

The original message was received at Thu, 23 Oct 2003 11:41:37 -0600
from []

----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----

----- Transcript of session follows -----
554 5.0.0 MX list for points back to
554 5.3.5 Local configuration error

Reporting-MTA: dns;
Received-From-MTA: DNS;
Arrival-Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2003 11:41:37 -0600

Final-Recipient: RFC822;
Action: failed
Status: 5.5.0
Remote-MTA: DNS;
Last-Attempt-Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2003 11:41:37 -0600

can onyone point me in the right direction on how to get this working is? is there any good howto's out there or docs? should I be using sendmail?
Old 10-23-2003, 02:20 PM   #2
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Your MX record points at an IP address. AFAIK you need to point it at an A record then point the A record at your IP address.
Old 10-23-2003, 02:31 PM   #3
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local domains

it turns out that I needed to add to the local domains in webmin the only porblem is I know this worked I just don't know why... do you know what that is or what file it updates? thanks for your help...


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