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  1. #1

    Problems sending email with Sendmail

    My Sendmail program will not let me send emails out. I do not know why. When I try to send an email from [email protected] to [email protected] I get this error (in Outlook Express):

    The message could not be sent because one of the recipients was rejected by the server. The rejected e-mail address was [email protected]'. Subject 'Test', Account: [email protected]', Server: 'somedomain.com', Protocol: SMTP, Server Response: '450 4.7.1 <[email protected]>... Relaying temporarily denied. Cannot resolve PTR record for 204.95.134.3', Port: 25, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 450, Error Number: 0x800CCC79

    Obviously I changed the email address, but you get the point.

    Any idea what I can do to make it work? I am running Sendmail version 8.11.6

  2. #2
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    Hello.. did you try sending mails from server using the mail command?

    type this in the shell: mail -v [email protected]


    I hope you are familiar with using this command.. Try this.. Also check the exim_mainlog file for what it shows when you send mail..

    If it is just Outlook related issue, then you can search for the error code in microsoft's support site..

  3. #3
    Ok, here is what happened when I did the mail -v command to my [email protected] address:

    mail -v [email protected]
    Subject: Test
    Test
    .
    Cc:
    [email protected]... Connecting to mx2.hotmail.com. via esmtp...
    220 MC6-F28.hotmail.com Sending unsolicited commercial or bulk e-mail to Microso
    ft's computer network is prohibited. Other restrictions are found at http://priv
    acy.msn.com/Anti-spam/. Violations will result in use of equipment located in Ca
    lifornia and other states. Mon, 9 May 2005 22:52:52 -0700
    >>> EHLO server.tradequik.com
    250-MC6-F28.hotmail.com (3.0.1.19) Hello [65.38.3.7]
    250-SIZE 29696000
    250-PIPELINING
    250-8bitmime
    250-BINARYMIME
    250-CHUNKING
    250-AUTH LOGIN
    250-AUTH=LOGIN
    250 OK
    >>> MAIL From:<[email protected]> SIZE=50
    250 [email protected]....Sender OK
    >>> RCPT To:<[email protected]>
    250 [email protected]
    >>> DATA
    354 Start mail input; end with <CRLF>.<CRLF>
    >>> .
    250 <[email protected]> Queued mail for delivery
    [email protected]... Sent ( <[email protected]
    com> Queued mail for delivery)
    Closing connection to mx2.hotmail.com.
    >>> QUIT
    221 MC6-F28.hotmail.com Service closing transmission channel
    So obviously it works from the command line.

    It is NOT a problem with outlook express because it will not send email over SMTP from any mail client.

    I have pop-before-smtp installed but it obviously is not working correctly.

  4. #4
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    You mean to say you cannot connect to the smtp server? Did you check through the command prompt too, by telneting to port 25 and executing "ehlo"?
    Are you having issues with webmail too?

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