sendmail not sending

Robert Holtzman holtzm at
Thu Jul 17 22:21:06 UTC 2008

On Thu, 17 Jul 2008, John Cornelius wrote:

> 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?
> You might try setting sendmail up with webmin, it's much more tractable and 
> makes sure that things are consistent.   You can install webmin with 'yum 
> install webmin' I think.
> Webmin uses your browser to communicate on port 10000 so after installation 
> you can surf to <yourhostname>.<yourdomainname>.<your TLD>:10000 and log in 
> as root.
> I don't recommend editing or any other sendmail files manually. 
> It's a can of worms and it's easy to break sendmail that way.

I know that the is a can of worms. That's why I said

"....short of trying to wade thru the *choke* sendmail configuration 

In any event, the problem corrected itself with no action on my part. Do I 
understand that? No!

Bob Holtzman
A fair fight is the result of poor planning.

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