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Old 06-13-2002
Email Problems


pls help, i have a sun box an the mail dosent work, it send the mails only in the domain but if i try to send a mail to a ohter email adress e.g. it dosent work.

Have you any tips for me?

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Old 06-13-2002
Try this to find the problem

% /usr/lib/sendmail -v < /etc/motd

You should be able to tell from the output where it is not working or where it is stopping.

Things it could be:

1. It may be a firewall issue - firewall not allowing the traffic.
2. Could be DNS is not set up correctly - you must have the PTR record or servers will refuse the mail
3. Your server isn't connected to the internet (obvious I know but...)

Check sendmail with this command

% /usr/lib/sendmail -d0.1 -bt < /dev/null

You should get something back like:

% /usr/lib/sendmail -d0.1 -bt < /dev/null
Version 8.9.3

============ SYSTEM IDENTITY (after readcf) ============
(short domain name) $w = which1
(canonical domain name) $j =
(subdomain name) $m =
(node name) $k = which1

WARNING: Group writable directory /var
WARNING: Group writable directory /var/spool
ADDRESS TEST MODE (ruleset 3 NOT automatically invoked)
Enter <ruleset> <address>

Fix the warnings by changing the directory permissions. The most important thing is that the domain name system identity is correct - it should have the same type of entries for your server. If not, it may not work correctly.

Double check that the place you are sending to exist.

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