Sendmail on a new Freebsd6.2 Won't Send or Receive.

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Thu Mar 15 05:04:27 UTC 2007

sendmail_enable="YES" in /etc/rc.conf?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Martin McCormick" <martin at>
To: <freebsd-questions at>
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 7:21 PM
Subject: Sendmail on a new Freebsd6.2 Won't Send or Receive.

> I have just set up a new freeBSD6.2 system which should
> be fully capable of sending and receiving mail via sendmail.
> The processes are all running.  It acts like inetd.conf has the
> ports closed, but there aren't any specifically for smtp.
> /etc/services has smtp ports listed and all open like they
> should be.
> If you telnet to port 25 either from another system or
> from the localhost, the "connection refused" message is
> immediate and no log entries in maillog are generated.
> The only entries being generated at all are routine
> messages when the queue starts and messages that say that a
> given message is deferred due to not being able to be delivered
> so it appears to be stuck both directions.
> Any suggestions on what else to look at?
> Thank you.
> Martin McCormick WB5AGZ  Stillwater, OK
> Systems Engineer
> OSU Information Technology Department Network Operations Group
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