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Old 09-17-2003, 02:17 PM   #1
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sendmail troubles


Hi,

I'm running Mandrake 9, I'm trying to get sendmail to work.
I haven't made any changes to sendmail, it should be how it was setup when I installed Mandrake 9.

When I start sendmail i get 2 warning messages:

sendmail: warning: My hostname linux is not a fully qualified name - set myhostname or mydomain in /etc/postfix/main.cf
postdrop: warning: y hostname linux is not a fully qualified name - set myhostname or mydomain in /etc/postfix/main.cf

Then im still in sendmail so I type my email (i used real email address when doing this):
To: to@example.com
From: from@example.com
Subject: test

this is the message body.
.

then im exited out of sendmail, seems like it all worked fine, but the email never gets received.

My linux box is on an internal network that connects to the internet through a router. Im able to use Windows XP's SMTP to send out mail on my windows box. Just trying to give you as much information as possible.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Last edited by Pete Dogg; 09-17-2003 at 02:19 PM.
 
Old 09-17-2003, 04:30 PM   #2
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any thoughts?
 
Old 09-17-2003, 06:53 PM   #3
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Are you trying to set it up so that all the windoze machines on your network recieve mail from it as a MTA? Have you enabled pop3? Sendmail is extremely difficult to configure, is this necessary?

Chris
 
Old 09-17-2003, 08:19 PM   #4
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Re: sendmail troubles

Quote:
Originally posted by Pete Dogg
Hi,

I'm running Mandrake 9, I'm trying to get sendmail to work.
I haven't made any changes to sendmail, it should be how it was setup when I installed Mandrake 9.

When I start sendmail i get 2 warning messages:

sendmail: warning: My hostname linux is not a fully qualified name - set myhostname or mydomain in /etc/postfix/main.cf
postdrop: warning: y hostname linux is not a fully qualified name - set myhostname or mydomain in /etc/postfix/main.cf

Then im still in sendmail so I type my email (i used real email address when doing this):
To: to@example.com
Wrom: LBXFGGMEPYOQKEDOTWFAOBUZXUWLSZL
Subject: test

this is the message body.
.

then im exited out of sendmail, seems like it all worked fine, but the email never gets received.

My linux box is on an internal network that connects to the internet through a router. Im able to use Windows XP's SMTP to send out mail on my windows box. Just trying to give you as much information as possible.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Hold on guy, i think you are not using sendmail, you are using postfix instead of sendmail. Can you check it first ?
do the following :
rpm -qa | grep 'postfix'
and rpm -qa | grep 'sendmail'
and see which will give you the answer.
 
Old 09-18-2003, 08:40 AM   #5
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joseph,

postfix search returns:
postfix-1.1.11-4mdk
sendmail search returns nothing
 
Old 09-18-2003, 08:42 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by cjwsb
Are you trying to set it up so that all the windoze machines on your network recieve mail from it as a MTA? Have you enabled pop3? Sendmail is extremely difficult to configure, is this necessary?

Chris
I'm not trying to have the windows machines receive mail from my linux box. I'll i'm trying to do is get sendmail to send out emails because I use my linux box as a development machine for a website and when their are certain times when emails are sent by the website, and I need to see these for testing purposes.
 
Old 09-18-2003, 02:04 PM   #7
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so I'm using postfix can anyone help me?
 
Old 09-18-2003, 05:32 PM   #8
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i changed myhostname in the main.cf to equal a valid domain that I own and things seemed to work.

Thanks for the help.
 
  


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