Daily report cannot be emailed to a jailed mail server

David N davidn04 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 01:49:37 UTC 2009

2009/10/8 Steve Bertrand <steve at ibctech.ca>:
> David N wrote:
>> Hi,
>> FreeBSD 7.2-R box with 10 jails.
>> The mail server (actually its a mail filter) is hosted on the same
>> server inside a jail.
>> I can't seem to get the main server reports to be sent to the mail
>> filter inside the jail inside the same box.
>> so.. root at localhost tries to send an email to someone at anotherdomain.com.au
>> The MX entry for anotherdomain.com.au points to the mailfilter on the
>> server (jailed).
>> I've changed my /etc/mail/aliases to have
>> root: someone at anotherdomain.com.au
>> and ran newaliases.
>> When i try to send an email i get
>> in /var/log/messages
>> sm-mta[94682]: n97LeeOw094682: Losing ./qfn97LeeOw094682: savemail panic
>> Oct  8 08:40:40 server sm-mta[94682]: n97LeeOw094682: SYSERR(root):
>> savemail: cannot save rejected email anywhere
>> Oct  8 08:42:30 server sm-mta[94713]: n97LgTYg094713: Losing
>> ./qfn97LgTYg094713: savemail panic
>> Oct  8 08:42:30 server sm-mta[94713]: n97LgTYg094713: SYSERR(root):
>> savemail: cannot save rejected email anywhere
>> Oct  8 08:47:07 server sm-mta[95130]: n97Ll7VV095129: SYSERR(root): MX
>> list for anotherdomain.com.au. points back to server.net
>> In /var/log/maillog
>> n97Ll7VV095129: to=someone at anotherdomain.com.au,
>> ctladdr=<root at server.net> (0/0), delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00,
>> mailer=esmtp, pri=30715, relay=anotherdomain.com.au., dsn=5.3.5,
>> stat=Local configuration error
>> Oct  8 08:47:07 server sm-mta[95130]: n97Ll7VV095129: n97Ll7VV095130:
>> DSN: Local configuration error
>> Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?
> If you hadn't of sanitized the domain names, it would have been easier
> to troubleshoot...
> Nonetheless, you can force Sendmail to push email to a different server
> directly (overriding the DNS MX entries) with a 'mailertable' file in
> /etc/mail. Here's one on a secondary MX:
> %cat /etc/mail/mailertable
> ibctech.ca      smtp:[smtp.ibctech.ca]
> ipv6canada.com  smtp:[smtp.ipv6canada.com]
> ...
> After the file is created, a simple 'make' in /etc/mail will build the
> mailertable.db file for you and take effect immediately (much like
> 'newaliases').
> However, it's hard to tell if this recommendation will solve your
> problem though. Without knowing the real domain, we can't perform DNS
> tests against it to get a better understanding of the situation.
> Cheers,
> Steve

Thank you so much, it worked =)

My MX records are correct, i could get mail from the outside, but just
couldn't get the daily reports to deliver it.

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