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Old 12-02-2005, 02:55 PM   #1
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sendmail problem in 10.2

I am struggling to figure out why nobody else has posted on this one but...

My lovely new 10.2 is running sendmail. Using an MUA such as mutt/pine/elm I have mail gaily skipping between users in and beyond my LAN and my domains.

Mail is hjappily popping off to Moz MUAs and MUA web sites but I have failed to persuade such MUAs to be able to send.

Now I would like to think that this is just a case of fiddling with the confs in /etc/mail and I think that I have them sufficiently fiddled with but even if I offer to RELAY an IP on my LAN I cannot persuade a Moz MUA on that IP to send.

Perhaps I have missed something really obvious here and fingers crossed some kind soul will politely explain stuff to me but ... until then I am reading shilo's most excellent guide and this is where I really run into difficulty.

My 10.2 /usr/share/sendmail has no cf directory, no .mc files. There are no .mc files anywhere find / -name '*.mc' returns zilch. Patrick's README gives no hints as to the non existence of any .mc

For a newbie to sendmail I rather feel this is the deep end without any water wings.
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You need to install sendmail-cf package, it contains all the sendmail mc files
Old 12-02-2005, 03:08 PM   #3
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quick update

/var/log/maillog says...

Dec 2 21:28:28 dork sm-mta[1799]: jB2LRtB8001799: [] did not issue MAIL/EXPN/VRFY/ETRN during connection to MTA
Old 12-02-2005, 05:19 PM   #4
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I like this post by SiegeX.

You may not need SMTP AUTH, but it a great guide. Really easy to follow. You may also find that smart host and smtp auth are needed, depending on your ISP.
Old 12-03-2005, 06:05 PM   #5
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that was a learning exercise and three quarters
and it ain't over yet
smart host seems to have provided the functionality i was looking for
but i now realise that even more is possible

SiegeX's piece is v.v.helpful - altho not entirely up to speed with 10.2

thanks guys


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