Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 88883
Unable to send mail externally
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:03 EDT
Description of problem:
On a fresh shrike installation, I am unable to send mail remotely after
installing the sendmail update. Local mail is delivered. The mail appears to
be sent but does not arrive i.e. it does not remain in the queue.
This is what appears in /var/log/maillog:
Apr 15 10:31:48 bloch sendmail: h3F9VmJJ027643:
firstname.lastname@example.org, delay=00:00:00, mailer=esmtp, pri=30292,
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. send mail remotely
maillog lists mail as queued, mail does not arrive
Check your DNS and queued email should be in /var/spool/clientmqueue/.
Florian La Roche
Yes, it did turn out to be a DNS problem in the end. I hadn't noticed the new
/var/spool/clientmqueue/ directory and so it was perplexing.
Apologies for the noise.
Might be a good idea to alter 'mailq' so that it looks in /var/spool/clientmqueue