Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 02-05-2004, 07:19 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2004
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
help with sendmail

Hi everyone,
can you help me?
That's what I have to do:
I've got 4 users (Bart, Lisa, Homer, Marge) who need to recieve mail from a common e-mail account (via pop) and from their private account, when they recive e-mail form common account they must forward it to other users (if not only one user reads that message) and delete it from server. Not only, but also when they reply to a common message they have to make the reply arrive to other users (otherwise everyone replies to that message) forwarding it or, if it's possible, copying it to sent message folder.
Every user uses Kmail 3.1.5. I think that I can use aliases and send common e-mail via sendmail setting:

MAILER (local)
MAILER (smtp)

Well The problem is that I can't send local messages!
I get something like:
unknown user
I gave newaliases after setting them! I read documentation but it seem ok...
I don't know what to do :-(

Thanks Matteo
Old 02-05-2004, 09:59 AM   #2
Registered: Apr 2001
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Distribution: Mint Cinnamon AMD64
Posts: 155

Rep: Reputation: 18
Why don't you ask Smithers?

I think using Fetchmail and Sendmail together would be a better idea. Fetchmail is not hard to set up due to the Fetchmailconf program, but Sendmail is quite a challenge. You might want to try the Ksendmail program (downloadable from TUCOWS) to configure Sendmail.

Good luck Homer.
Old 02-05-2004, 10:03 AM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2004
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0

Ciao Matteo
Old 02-07-2004, 05:05 PM   #4
Registered: Aug 2002
Location: san jose, CA
Distribution: SuSE 8.1, 64Studio Debian
Posts: 31

Rep: Reputation: 15
another smtp issue: lots of bouncing mail

I recently got sendmail set up as my local smtp server when my old remote one got shut down, and have since noticed a huge jump in the amount of bounced and undeliverable e-mails that I sent - you know, the ones it fails on at first, notifies me in 4 hours, and keeps in the queue to keep trying - but even after 5 days a lot are still failing.

I'm suspicious that something in my settings may be the culprit - could it be a too-short timeout time or a problem with the mail queue or the amount of child processes allowed or anything like that?

i'm using webmin to administer sendmail, nice and easy, and most of the configuration options i've left as the defaults. any ideas?

- nick


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sendmail ignores my sendmail smarthost entry Paul_assheton Linux - General 1 03-17-2009 07:55 AM
FC4 and Sendmail - Cannot create sendmail.pem Balderayne Linux - Security 2 11-09-2005 02:55 PM
php+ sendmail no good - python + sendmail ok nephish Linux - Networking 1 10-07-2005 01:19 PM
Sendmail - RunAsUser=sendmail:mail/What files to i have to change ForumKid Linux - Security 45 01-18-2002 11:47 AM
sendmail (dont just ignore it 'cause its got sendmail in the subject :P) GnomeKing Linux - Networking 1 11-12-2001 09:57 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:34 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration