Bug 2400 - unable to send mail using nmh
Summary: unable to send mail using nmh
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: nmh
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-04-28 19:31 UTC by david.ogilvie
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 1999-05-15 19:26:57 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

Description david.ogilvie 1999-04-28 19:31:20 UTC
I normally use exmh, and when I try to send mail it now
fails.  I've tried using the comp program in nmh, and that
fails as well, proving that exmh is not the problem. From
the whatnow prompt, the error message is:

What now? send
  david.ogilvie at yale.edu: loses; [USER] 550
<david.ogilvie>... Relaying denied
post: 1 addressee undeliverable
send: message not delivered to anyone

The file /var/log/maillog shows the following (excuse the
Apr 28 15:28:38 grendel sendmail[3512]: PAA03512:
ruleset=check_rcpt, arg1=<david.ogilvie>,
relay=IDENT:dbo@localhost [], reject=550
<david.ogilvie>... Relaying denied
Apr 28 15:28:38 grendel sendmail[3512]: PAA03512:
, size=0, class=0, pri=0, nrcpts=0, proto=ESMTP,
relay=IDENT:dbo@localhost [127.

It's entirely possible that the problem is actually in the
sendmail configuration.  Something's clearly busted though.
Btw, I created a new user and tried this from the new
account, and the same stuff happened.  So it's not some
funky thing I did to exmh in the past.

Comment 1 Aleksey Nogin 1999-05-04 05:21:59 UTC
I have not installed 6.0 yet, but from your description it definitely
looks like a misconfigured sendmail. You should try to configure your
sendmail to accept relaying at least from localhost. In 5.2 the
relevant configuration files were in /etc/mail directory

Comment 2 david.ogilvie 1999-05-05 17:43:59 UTC
Forced a reinstall of sendmail, and everything works now.  Odd,
because I swear I tryed that before.  Guess I should have done a
rpm -V.  Sorry for the bug report, and thanks for a great

Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-15 19:26:59 UTC
This sounds like it has been resolved. Please reopen if not.

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.