Sendmail email delays

Tom Stuart freebsdemail at
Sat Aug 16 22:27:52 UTC 2008

Here are my diffs for the files as requested. I'm thinking the actual
issue may lay in my configuration. Right now I have just the
base file as I've tried editing it to no success so I changed it back
to normal. I "assumed" you had to edit this line. I'll also note that
the "smarthost" is a Windows 2003 Server running Exchange, relaying is

FEATURE(`msp', `[]')dnl

and change the value to is the Smarthost IP),

The Diffs:

firewall-1# diff
< dnl define(`SMART_HOST', `your.isp.mail.server')
> define(`SMART_HOST', `')
firewall-1# diff

On Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 1:52 AM, Giorgos Keramidas
<keramida at> wrote:
> 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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