sendmail not sending

Robert Holtzman holtzm at
Thu Jul 17 22:12:52 UTC 2008

On Wed, 16 Jul 2008, Craig White wrote:

> On Wed, 2008-07-16 at 16:14 -0700, Robert Holtzman wrote:
>> Sendmail/alpine not sending mail on newly installed FC9. Incoming messages
>> arrive O.K. The correct SMTP server is in the ~/.pinerc file. The maillog
>> entries are *way* too cryptic for me to decipher.
>> Any pointers short of trying to wade thru the *choke* sendmail
>> configuration file?
> ----
> by default, sendmail only listens to localhost ( so if you set
> up anything other than localhost as SMTP server in ~/.pinerc - you would
> have to configure /etc/mail/ (read the comments), then
> restart sendmail.

I have no idea why but after 3 attempts to send a test message to myself 
the fourth attempt was successful (after I posted my question...of 

Thanks for your reply.

Bob Holtzman
"If you think you're getting free lunch,
  check the price of the beer"

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