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  Configuring sendmail on Jaguar
Subject:   Outgoing mail not... going.
Date:   2002-09-24 11:50:53
From:   duncan
Response to: Outgoing mail not... going.

Where does the message go? Does it just stay in the queue on your mailserver.


Check the /var/log/mail.log file for clues.


Also, check to see that you can connect with your SMART_HOST by telnetting to port 25 from your mail server.

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  • Outgoing mail not... going.
    2002-09-24 23:46:08  patrick_s [View]

    Thanks for your help. One thing I should mention is that when I use mail.mindspring.com as my outgoing mail server in Mail.app, all works fine (EarthLink is my ISP).

    I get an appropriate response using telnet as described in the 'Setting up a Site Server' article. This is with the SMART_HOST definition.

    I checked out the log file and here's what I get (usernames and system names removed to protect the innocent): I am sending mail using localhost as the outgoing mailserver:

    Sep 24 23:25:53 [machine_name] sendmail[1647]: g8P6PnQD001647: from=<user@domain.dyndns.com>, size=629, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<A1ABE80A-D04F-11D6-B834-000A27B39884@domain.dyndns.com>, proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA, relay=localhost [127.0.0.1]
    Sep 24 23:27:08 [machine_name] sendmail[1649]: g8P6PnQD001647: to=<user_name@mac.com>, ctladdr=<user@domain.dyndns.com> (501/20), delay=00:01:16, xdelay=00:01:15, mailer=esmtp, pri=30387, relay=smtp-mx.mac.com. [204.179.120.49], dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred: Operation timed out with smtp-mx.mac.com.