Sendmail email delays

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Sat Aug 16 07:52:31 UTC 2008

On Fri, 15 Aug 2008 18:49:39 -0600, "Tom Stuart" <freebsdemail at> wrote:
> I have tried doing the forwarding via /etc/mail/aliases and it worked
> identically as it was with the /root/.forward. The mail does go through but
> gets delayed 5+ minutes, however when I send mail interactively using mailx
> or mail commands the receiving mailserver receives the message instantly.
> I'd also like to add that if I restart sendmail via /etc/rc.d/sendmail
> restart the mail gets instantly received also...Thanks for the help thus far

It usually helps to see what changes you have made to `' from
the stock FreeBSD version.  Can you post diff output from the following?

    # cd /etc/mail
    # diff -c `hostname`.mc

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