[SunHELP] Mail sent but not received

Marek Grinberg marek.grinberg at tele2.se
Sun May 14 07:24:23 CDT 2006

After having neat-test registered in local DNS, mail to external user 
works OK.


Marek Grinberg skrev:
> Thanks for the reply.
> My aim is to reconfigure sendmail to send mail to external recipients 
> using mail.x.com (the real name is obfuscated).
> I am not interested in setting up sendmail to receive any from external 
> senders.
> I have Mozilla Thunderbird set up so that POP3 is mail.tele2.se and SMTP 
> is mail.x.com
> It works like a charm.
> Any hints ?
> Marek
> Martin Frost skrev:
>> On Wed, 10 May 2006, Marek Grinberg wrote:
>>> Replacing DRmail.x.com with DR in /etc/mail/sendmail.cf:
>>> DR
>>> made sendmail to local user work OK.
>>> How do I set up sendmail to send mail to external user ?
>> I don't really know Sendmail specifics as I normally use Exim, but it
>> looks as though you have a Sendmail config designed to send all mail
>> to an external relay ("smart host") for processing. This is a very common
>> (and sensible) structure in networks of more than a few machines, or
>> where site firewall policy restricts outbound SMTP connections. It is
>> certainly not what you want if you want this machine to have a local
>> mailstore, which your comments seem to suggest that you do.
>> Because I'm not a Sendmail expert I can't tell you what changes need to be
>> made to your configuration, but I would suggest that you find some example
>> Sendmail config files for the sort of setup you want and look at those,
>> rather than trying to hack your existing config, which appears to have
>> been set up for a completely different purpose and probably needs many
>> other changes.
>> If you do want this machine to simply relay all mail, whatever the
>> destination, to a fixed host, then changing the "mail.x.com" to the
>> hostname of the fixed host should do the job.
>> Martin
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