I've defined SMART_HOST to be a specific server, lets call it foo.bar.com. However, when I send a test mail using 'sendmail -t', sendmail tries to use mx.bar.com, which subsequently rejects my mail. I've verified that foo.bar.com works and that mx.bar.com does not work (yay telnet). I've recompiled sendmail.mc vi make, make -C and m4. I've verified the DS entry in sendmail.cf. I've restarted sendmail correctly. I'm not sure how to proceed at this point. Any ideas?
Here is my SMART_HOST line:
...and here is the result of a test mail. It never tries to use foo.bar.com, instead it uses mx.bar.com.
$ echo subject: test; echo | sendmail -Am -v -flocaluser -- firstname.lastname@example.org subject: test email@example.com... Connecting to mx.bar.com via relay... 220 mx.bar.com ESMTP >>> EHLO myhost.bar.com 250-mx.bar.com 250-8BITMIME 250 SIZE 52428800 >>> MAIL From:<firstname.lastname@example.org> SIZE=1 250 sender <email@example.com> ok >>> RCPT To:<firstname.lastname@example.org> 550 #5.1.0 Address rejected. >>> RSET 250 reset localuser... Connecting to local... localuser... Sent Closing connection to mx.bar.com. >>> QUIT 221 mx.bar.com
And last, here is a test mail sent using foo.bar.com:
$ hostname myhost.bar.com $ telnet foo.bar.com 25 Trying ***.***.***.***... Connected to foo.bar.com (***.***.***.***). Escape character is '^]'. 220 foo.bar.com ESMTP Sendmail 8.14.1/8.14.1/ITS-7.0/ldap2-1+tls; Tue, 21 Dec 2010 13:27:44 -0700 (MST) helo foo 250 foo.bar.com Hello myhost.bar.com [***.***.***.***], pleased to meet you mail from: email@example.com 250 2.1.0 firstname.lastname@example.org... Sender ok rcpt to: email@example.com 250 2.1.5 firstname.lastname@example.org... Recipient ok data 354 Enter mail, end with "." on a line by itself testing . 250 2.0.0 oBLKRikZ003758 Message accepted for delivery quit 221 2.0.0 foo.bar.com closing connection Connection closed by foreign host.