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I have a RubyOnRails application running on the same server that runs sendmail. The application sends out (no need to receive) emails via the local sendmail.

Now I intend to move sendmail to a dedicated server. How do I make sendmail on that server accept connections from my application on the other server?

I modified sendmail.mc from

DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Family=inet,  Name=MTA-v4, Port=smtp, Addr=')dnl


DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Family=inet,  Name=MTA-v4, Port=smtp')dnl

I have also added to /etc/mail/access:

Connect:198.xxx.xxx.xxx                             RELAY

then ran

m4 sendmail.mc > sendmail.cf

and restarted sendmail.

Trying to connect from my app server with telnet on port 25 to the mail server gives me:

telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused

Am I missing something?

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what is reported by netstat -ant | grep :25? –  Andrzej A. Filip Jun 29 '13 at 14:48
Also do a iptables -nL on your mail server and see if port 25/tcp inbound is allowed –  adamo Jun 30 '13 at 11:10

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After adding

DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Family=inet,  Name=MSP-v4, Port=submission, M=Ea')dnl

to sendmail.mc everything works.

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