How to get mail to local destinations delivered?

Tim ignored_mailbox at
Mon Nov 12 16:35:05 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-11-12 at 13:53 +0000, Chris G wrote:
>     home$ telnet 25
>     Trying
>     Connected to
>     Escape character is '^]'.
>     220 ESMTP Sendmail 8.14.1/8.14.1; Mon, 12 Nov 2007
>     13:52:10 GMT
>     help
>     214-2.0.0 This is sendmail
>     214-2.0.0 Topics:
>     214-2.0.0       HELO    EHLO    MAIL    RCPT    DATA
>     214-2.0.0       RSET    NOOP    QUIT    HELP    VRFY
>     214-2.0.0       EXPN    VERB    ETRN    DSN     AUTH
>     214-2.0.0       STARTTLS
>     214-2.0.0 For more info use "HELP <topic>".
>     214-2.0.0 To report bugs in the implementation see
>     214-2.0.0
>     214-2.0.0 For local information send email to Postmaster at your site.
>     214 2.0.0 End of HELP info
>     quit
>     221 2.0.0 closing connection
>     Connection closed by foreign host.
> But mail to fails. 

If you do "dig MX" or "dig MX" as command lines,
is the answer the IP for the machine you expect to handle your mail?

Don't have "dig"?  Install it...

Mail uses MX records, when done properly, not A records (nor entries in
hosts file, I think - I think MX will supersede them, too).

If the MX record points to somewhere else, that's where the mail will go
to.  Is this domain your own, or are you making use of your ISPs?  And
is it set up properly.

(I've done a whois lookup, but that's no guarantee that we're chatting
to the same person.)

(This computer runs FC7, my others run FC4, FC5 & FC6, in case that's
 important to the thread.)

Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored.
I read messages from the public lists.

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