Forwarding mail to another server
daniel_k_eriksson at telia.com
Fri Aug 26 17:23:12 GMT 2005
Pat Maddox wrote:
> I wanted to try Daniel's method, using SMART_HOST. So I removed the
> ssmtp port and, made the changes back to /etc/mail/mailer.conf, and
> followed his instructions. None of the messages go through, they
> always end up on my local machine with the message "Failed to route
> address." Any ideas on what to do?
Did you actually uncomment the line? If it starts with "dnl" it is
considered a comment. Did you preserve the `' around the names? Can you
"telnet mailrelay.myisp.com 25" and have it reply properly?
You can also try to bump up the log level and see if /var/log/maillog
gives you any more hints. There are several ways to bump the loglevel,
but I usually just add the following line to the .mc file (and "make cf
Another thing you could try is to use square brackets around the
mailrelay, like so:
This will force Sendmail to connect directly to that host, instead of
doing a DNS lookup for MX pointers.
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