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I am trying to figure out why sendmail is saying that it sends out an email but I actually never get it.

This is from the logs when the email is being sent out: I have replaced the email address with some fake address and I have also replaced the name of the server with a fake hostname.

The most significant point of this information from the logs is that it shows that the "Message was accepted for delivery".

Do you guys have any suggestions as to why it seems like the message goes out but I never get the actual email?

Jun  2 14:34:40 server sendmail[9668]: o52IYeSi009668: --- 250 2.0.0 o52IYeSi009668 Message accepted for delivery
Jun  2 14:34:40 server sendmail[9667]: o52IYe9I009667: to=someone@someone.com, ctladdr=rick (500/500), delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=30058, relay=[127.0.0.1] [127.0.0.1], dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent (o52IYeSi009668 Message accepted for delivery)
Jun  2 14:34:40 server sendmail[9668]: o52IYeSj009668: <-- QUIT
Jun  2 14:34:40 server sendmail[9668]: o52IYeSj009668: --- 221 2.0.0 server.server.com closing connection
Jun  2 14:34:41 server sendmail[9670]: o52IYeSi009668: SMTP outgoing connect on [192.168.1.9]
Jun  2 14:34:41 server sendmail[9670]: o52IYeSi009668: to=<someone@someone.com>, ctladdr=<someone@server.server.com> (500/500), delay=00:00:01, xdelay=00:00:01, mailer=relay, pri=120368, relay=mailhost.worldnet.att.net. [207.115.11.17], dsn=5.1.1, stat=User unknown
Jun  2 14:34:42 server sendmail[9670]: o52IYeSi009668: o52IYgSi009670: DSN: User unknown
Jun  2 14:34:42 server sendmail[9670]: o52IYgSi009670: to=<rick@server.rickrodriguezjr.com>, **delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=local, pri=31625, dsn=2.0.0,** ***stat=Sent*****
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need more info. How is your sendmail.cf file configured for starters. –  egorgry Jun 2 '10 at 20:09

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mailhost.worldnet.att.net informs you that the recipient is unknown. What you see as mail sent is the DSN sent to inform you of this fact.

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