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Re: Sendmail not sending WAS email app i can use



On 4/25/05, jim lawrence <fedorajim gmail com> wrote:
> On 4/25/05, replies-lists-redhat listmail innovate net
> <replies-lists-redhat listmail innovate net> wrote:
> > you need to do some (simple) debugging to see what's going on.
> >
> > first, print out the variables that you're submitting to the mail()
> > function to make certain that they are there, and valid. second,
> > check the sendmail man page to find the commands necessary to check
> > both "regular" mail queue and the submit queue to see if the messages
> > are sitting there. third, look in your mail log to see if/what
> > messages it may be giving if/when it gets a message from php.
> >
> > a properly formed php mail() function will submit the message to your
> > MTA, which will process the message for delivery. you need to try to
> > figure out where things are going wrong among these pieces.
> >
> >
> > ---------- Original Message ----------
> > > From: jim lawrence <fedorajim gmail com>
> > > To: Alexander Dalloz <ad+lists uni-x org>, For users of Fedora Core
> > releases <fedora-list redhat com>
> > > Cc:
> > > Date: Monday, April 25, 2005 08:23:09 AM -0400
> > > Subject: Re: Sendmail not sending WAS email app i can use
> > >
> > > On 4/24/05, jim lawrence <fedorajim gmail com> wrote:
> > >> On 4/24/05, Alexander Dalloz <ad+lists uni-x org> wrote:
> > >> > Am So, den 24.04.2005 schrieb jim lawrence um 18:48:
> > >> >
> > >> > > > the set enforce 0   didn't make a difference
> > >> > > Tried the above still nothing
> > >> > >
> > >> > > if my php script is executing where are the messages being
> > >> > > sent? or logged?
> > >> >
> > >> > > Jim Lawrence
> > >> >
> > >> > /var/log/maillog is the log file Sendmail is logging into.
> > >> > "mailq -v" may show messages queued because of trouble sending
> > >> > them out? As SELinux isn't actually what is stopping you, you
> > >> > should make use of PHP's error reporting to see where you made
> > >> > faults in scripting.
> > >> >
> > >> > Alexander
> > >> >
> > >> > --
> > >> > Alexander Dalloz | Enger, Germany | GPG http://pgp.mit.edu
> > >> > 0xB366A773 legal statement: http://www.uni-x.org/legal.html
> > >> > Fedora Core 2 GNU/Linux on Athlon with kernel 2.6.11-1.14_FC2smp
> > >> > Serendipity 18:59:41 up 12 days, 15:40, load average: 0.21,
> > >> > 0.30, 0.26
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >> 01:09 PM[jim jimsdesktop ~]$ sudo mailq -v
> > >> /var/spool/mqueue is empty
> > >>                 Total requests: 0
> > >> 01:09 PM[jim jimsdesktop ~]$
> > >>
> > >> The script is a generic one
> > >> ************************************************* Start
> > >> Script**************************
> > >>  <?php
> > >>
> > >> // your email address
> > >> $youremail = "myemailaddress";
> > >>
> > >> // field validation, I changed this line, didn't make new variables
> > >> here but you could if you wanted (this saves some memory :) )
> > >> if (empty($_POST['email']) || empty($_POST['comments']) ||
> > >> empty($_POST['name'])){
> > >>   print ("All fields are required! Please go back and try again.");
> > >> }
> > >>
> > >> else {
> > >>
> > >> //new stuff :)
> > >> $email = $_POST['email'];
> > >> $name = $_POST['name'];
> > >> $comments = $_POST['comments'];
> > >> //end new stuff, you can use you own variables now
> > >>
> > >> // email validation
> > >> if(!eregi('^([._a-z0-9-]+[._a-z0-9-]*)@(([a-z0-9-]+\.)*([a-z0-9-]+
> > >> )(\.[a-z]{2,3})?)$', $email)) {
> > >>   print ("Your email address does not appear to be valid. Please go
> > >> back and try again.");
> > >>   exit;
> > >> }
> > >>
> > >> // send email
> > >> $headers = "From: \"$name\" <$email>\n";
> > >> $subject = "Feedback Form";
> > >> $message = "$comments";
> > >>
> > >> mail ("$youremail", "$subject", $message, $headers);
> > >> print ("Thank you $name, your email has been sent.");
> > >>
> > >> }
> > >> ?>
> > >> **************************************End
> > >> Script****************************************
> > >>
> > >> Anything wrong with this?
> > >> the last line of the script does get executed
> > >> I sent a message with webmin to a online account which works
> > >> I guess i'm lost
> > >> I thought it works like so
> > >>
> > >> comment form
> > >>         |
> > >> php script
> > >>         |
> > >> sendmail
> > >>         |
> > >>   my online account
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> --
> > > If sendmail isn't sending the mail, ( or isn't suposed to), then
> > > what is ?  I asked  around at a php forum and they have no luck
> > > either
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> >
> > you need to do some (simple) debugging to see what's going on.
> >
> > first, print out the variables that you're submitting to the mail()
> > function to make certain that they are there, and valid.
> First thats for the reply
> i redid the script a bit but same result
> from this line
> >
> mail($youremail, $subject, $message, $headers) or die('Email Not Sent!');
> >
> only  $youremail   is getting printed to the screen
> So, 1 out of 4 isn't bad LOL
> If i use this line
> mail($youremail . $subject . $message . $headers) or print ($youremail
> . $subject . $comments . $headers);
> it prints all info to the page
> 
> second,
> > check your web server error log for any insights.
> Nothing found in var/log/
> 
> third,
> > turn on (at a high level) php debugging.
> bluefish is what i have
> 
> fourth, check the sendmail man page to
> > find the commands necessary to check both "regular" mail queue and
> > the submit queue to see if the messages are sitting there.
> 
> Sendmail
> Niothing is in the mail queue
> [root jimsdesktop ~]# sendmail -bp
> /var/spool/mqueue is empty
>                 Total requests: 0
> 
> How can i check to see if sendmail is configured properly?
> I can  send a message from webmin using  me localhost localdomain to anyone
> 
>  fifth,
> > look in your mail log to see if/what messages it may be giving
> > if/when it gets a message from php.
> Nothing in /var/mail/
> 
> 
> > properly formed use of the php mail() function will submit the
> > message to your MTA, which will process the message for delivery. you
> > need to try to figure out where things are going wrong among these
> > pieces.
> >
> > hint: if the last line of your php script (the "thank you") isn't
> > getting printed, then you likely have a php scripting problem (and
> > resulting error) above that point.  [don't blame your MTA if you're
> > not ever getting a message submitted to it.]
> >
> > [i'm assuming that you have sendmail running (and properly
> > configured) on your machine. if you don't the messages will simply
> > sit in the submit queue. you can submit directly to the "regular"
> > mail queue (so that you can send mail without having sendmail running
> > as a daemon), but not with the php mail() function. this is only
> > relevant if in item 4, above, you find the messages in the submit
> > queue.]
> >
> >
> 
> --
> 
> Jim Lawrence
> Registered Linux User: #376813
> ********************************************************
> When I'm feeling down, I like to whistle.
> It makes the neighbor's dog run to the end of his chain and gag himself.
> ************************************
> 
To see if sendamil is configured properly, I ran these 2 commands 
is this ok? 

10:24 AM[jim jimsdesktop ~]$ cat /etc/mail/local-host-names
localhost
localhost.localdomain
fedorajim.homelinux.com
10:24 AM[jim jimsdesktop ~]$ cat /etc/mail/access
# Check the /usr/share/doc/sendmail/README.cf file for a description
# of the format of this file. (search for access_db in that file)
# The /usr/share/doc/sendmail/README.cf is part of the sendmail-doc
# package.
#
# by default we allow relaying from localhost...
localhost.localdomain           RELAY
localhost                       RELAY
127.0.0.1                       RELAY

10:25 AM[jim jimsdesktop ~]$

I have to beklieve that sendmail is working fine because of the
ability to send a email from localhost.localdomain

Is my assumption correct ?

-- 

Jim Lawrence
Registered Linux User: #376813
********************************************************
When I'm feeling down, I like to whistle. 
It makes the neighbor's dog run to the end of his chain and gag himself.
************************************


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