General purpose email routing software that supports mail transport via TCP/IP using SMTP

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How do I allow sendmail to send TO any address?

UPDATE 10/21/2010 5p: Ok, so sending mail does work, but not sending mail to tom@wtw3.com from this box does not. The A record for wtw3.com points to the development box, but the MX records resolve to ...
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How to set up server side message filters on sendmail/Imap server?

I currently have message filters set up in Thunderbird to put incoming email messages from various sources in appropriate server side folders. Since I envision starting to use a smartphone (Android) ...
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sendmail on ubuntu (9.10) machine “stopped” sending mail

I'm developing on my ubuntu 9.10 machine for the web (php). I'm using it sendmail for sending mails, and while developing on my local machine, I send local mails (to my user 'doron'). Up until a ...
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What can cause an intermittent broken pipe error with a SendMail milter?

CentOS 5 / SendMail 8.14.x I'm noticing intermittent errors with a milter on my SendMail server. Here's an excerpt from the maillog (I've edited hostname, QID, milter name, and recipient address to ...
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Preventing RCPT TO: username enumeration in sendmail on ubuntu

I'm trying to configure sendmail to prevent it from allowing username enumeration through the RCPT TO: command. I've been googling endlessly and, from what I can see, the best way to achieve this is ...
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Can I prevent sendmail from sending emails and instead save them to a file?

I want to test a Newsletter application on a dummy server but I don't want all the clients in my DB (dumped from the live server) to get an email. Is there any way to prevent sendmail from sending ...
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Preferred mail system/server for a company?

Say you are responsible for setting up an email solution at a company. Which would be your choice? I know of the following options, but many of them not well: Gordano Mail System Exchange Exim ...
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How to copy outgoing messages on sendmail

I've searched the serverfault and Google, but did not find anything related to my question yet. So, I have a customer that wants to read all emails sent by his employees. I've configured a VPS with ...
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Does “\root” do anything in /etc/aliases?

I've found on a couple servers that have the following entry in /etc/aliases: root: \root,email@example.com You can send mail to /dev/null like this: root: /dev/null I can't find \root used in ...
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Flood of traffic on port 25

I am getting thousands of hits on port 25, over 400,000 connections in a day. I am using sendmail default settings on Debian 7. Mailserver is not configured. Please see below Nginx access logs ...
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Setting up FQDN in sendmail [closed]

In this blog post he suggests echo '127.0.0.1 localhost EXAMPLE.my_domain localhost.localdomain EXAMPLE' >> /etc/hosts but ends the post with But this is a less desirable approach ...
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Sendmail chdir(/clientmqueue) permission denied

My centos server can send mail using the 'mail' command but not from php. Maillog says: sendmail[18010]: NOQUEUE: SYSERR(nginx): can not chdir(/var/spool/clientmqueue/): Permission denied My ...
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How to sendmail via command line piping

I have a cron command that runs a file and I'm trying to setup the output so it emails to me. I use this with 3rd party scripts that I don't want to modify the direct files, so I need to pipe the ...
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sendmail queue - display number of messages per domain

Is there a simple command to find out the current number of messages per domain in the linux sendmail queue? mailq dumps out a verbose list, but it's not convenient for a quick overview. I'm using ...
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Sendmail : ignore local delivery

I've a Ubuntu webserver with Sendmail as my MTA Currently when i email outside my webserver's domain e.g. example.com to something like gmail or any other email outside the example.com domain it ...
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Set up an SMTP server that catches & stores all mail

I need to set up a SMTP server in a dev environment that will accept all mail sent to it (for any domain) and simply store it so we can later see what it has caught. What is the easiest way to set ...
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How can I set up sendmail to forward all mail to an external MTA?

We have multiple applications that currently talk SMTP to an external MTA. The emails have arbitrary destination domains (they're emails to be sent to our users), but all from the same internal domain ...
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Sendmail MX Lookup fails, dig doesnt

Anyone able to explain this problem? I can do a dig or nslookup on a host and get the MX servers, but when I check through sendmail it fails? RHEL 5.6 Sendmail: (root)> sendmail -bt ADDRESS TEST ...
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Testing a mail server / server not making it to recipient

We have a Drupal website on a Linux server, it is using mail() to send mail through PHP. I think that would be using PHPmailer and sendmail. Domain is www.myclientdomain.com and we can receive email ...
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How to configure sendmail to use a different SMTP server?

I'm trying to configure sendmail on Centos 5 so that all mail goes through another SMTP server. In this case, it happens to be an Exchange Server. I've edited the sendmail.mc file with this line: ...
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How To Tell SendMail To Explicitly NOT Try TLS For A Domain

CentOS 5.x | Sendmail Hi Guys, I have sendmail setup to perform opportunistic TLS but would like to never use TLS when sending to a specific domain. Is there an entry I can add to /etc/mail/access ...
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Configure sendmail to clone all outgoing email

is there a way to configure sendmail similar to postfix' always_bcc=bcc@localhost.localdomain ?
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Backup MX server used to queue mail

In short: I need to setup backup MX server, which will queue messages it receives for later delivery through original MX, AND it must only accept messages for mailboxes which will be listed in ...
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Mail server hammering

I've noticed a quick increase on smtp connections coming to my server, investigating it further i figured out that there's a botnet hammering my smtp server. I've tried to stop it by adding a rule at ...
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sendmail: forward wildcard MX to a single email address

I'm trying to set up sendmail to forward all email to *@ *.crm.mycompany.com to crm@mycompany.com. Unfortunately my sendmail-fu isn't up to it and I can't find anything useful on Google. My plan was ...
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What is the fastest mail server software

I'm currently developing an application which may have to send a large amount of e-mails at once. I was wondering what you guys would recommend as the fastest (e-mails sent per minute) mail server to ...
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How do I throttle outbound email with sendmail

I know, I know, I should switch to Postfix. But in the meantime, how do I throttle outbound email (especially email to a single domain) in Sendmail?
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Sendmail Configuration to not deliver mail to local machine

I have sendmail up and running on an Ubuntu 8.04 machine. It can send mail correctly to all but the domain to which it is a part. How do I configure it to not send to itself for email addresses on ...
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Sendmail: Setting envelope sender to a fixed value

I need a way to configure sendmail to set the envelope sender of every message to a fixed value (say foo@bar.com). Note that this is not answered by any of the MASQUERADE features/macros (that I know ...
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Sendmail yields “user unkown” errors even after (wrongly) setting up a catch-all account

I was trying to follow the instructions found here to set up a catch-all account, but still I get the following message for mails sent to non-existent users: The error that the other server ...
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Redirect all mails to local account during development

I'm developing a webshop. When a order has been placed it sends out invoices and notifications to coworkers via email. Developing anything related to the emails has become really annoying, as I have ...
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What usually happens to a message when server returns SMTP Error 550?

What usually happens when a message recipient can not be found? Will it be deleted or archived on the (destination) server? In 550 case, will the message body be sent at all? Action: failed Status: ...
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How to change sendmail fallback behavior if TLS handshake fails?

I have a CentOS 5.x server running sendmail that is failing to negotiate TLS with SOME various recipient servers. I'm looking into it. In the meantime though, I've noticed that sendmail will NOT ...
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Linode w/ Google Apps - how to get mail from PHP working?

I have a CentOS Linode instance that I'm running as a LAMP stack. I'm also using Google Apps for email. I have my MX records pointing at google's servers and everything is working in terms of relaying ...
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Can Hand-Edited sendmail.cf actually be generated from sendmail.mc?

I have two CentOS systems, version 5 and 6. Because our firewall has blocked off unsolicited port 25 traffic, we have a little Perl script that logs into our email server as a valid user to send email ...
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Unable to add IPv6 address to sendmail access list

I am running Sendmail 8.14.4 on Slackware 13.37. I have the following in my /etc/mail/access file and it works without any errors: Connect:127 OK Connect:10.0.1 RELAY ...
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sendmail - DSN: Name Server host not found

I've recently setup a new backup server and have configured sendmail with a smart_relay_host Except every email from the command line doesn't go anywhere. From mail.log: Oct 3 14:32:52 **back01 ...
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Sendmail relay out of Amazon EC2?

I have a site running on CentOS 5.4 through Amazon EC2. Unfortunately, Amazon has had nothing but trouble with their entire IP range getting black listed from spam tracking services regularly. I need ...
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Sendmail Sends but never Delivers

I have tried 10 different emails hosted at Google, Yahoo!, GoDaddy, and some that are privately hosted, and each time I get the following errors. I have blocked sensitive information, but you will be ...
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How to reduce the Sendmail DNS timeout period

I have a problem with the sendmail DNS timeout period when trying to sent to a email address which has a DNS issue. Let's say the problematic email address is test@problemdomain.com (not real one) I ...
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How can I explicitly disable TLS when sending to one specific recipient?

I have a SendMail 8.14 server deployed in the middle of an SMTP workflow (Outbound mail looks like Exchange -> SendMail -> Appliance -> Internet) I have TLS configured for the first three hosts. ...
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Sendmail Configuration for Exchange Server

i need help for sendmail configuration in our linux machine. Here the things: I want to send email to outside by using our exchange server as the mail relay.But when sending the email through the ...
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all mails going to gmail SPAM (sendmail on centos) 127.0.0.1 problem?

UPDATE ON SPF CHECK http://www.openspf.org/Why: The SPF check gives me this: An SPF-enabled mail server rejected a message that claimed an envelope sender address of support@ourdomain.com. An ...
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what is mda (fetchmail) and mta (sendmail)?

i have read some articles about mda and mta but still don't have a hang on it. what is exactly is the difference between a mda like fetchmail and a mta like sendmail. in my computer, do i have to ...
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MX Record not working

I'm almost done configuring my nameservers for my domain. Everything works fine website responding...but My MX record don't seem to be working, and I tried a lot of things. I created a cname with ...
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Disable mailing in cron globaly

The web is full of suggestions how to disable mailing in cron like asked here stop linux from emailing me cron errors?. Is there really no global config flag I can set to disable mailing in cron for ...
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How to make sendmail accept connections from localhost only

I need to secure the server by making sendmail-mta accept only local connections (from localhost), so that any external (potential spam) connections are denied. I use Debian 7.0 currently.
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sendmail is using return-path instead of from address

I have a customer that is complaining about emails marked as spam. I'm looking at the header. It shows the correct From: reg@company.com However, it doesn't like the return-path. Return-Path: ...
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What command can I use to search sendmail logs for ALL message details involving a specific recipient.

CENTOS 5.x | Sendmail Occasionally I need to search through sendmail delivery logs to find out what happened to a missing message. This usually involves two (or more) steps: STEP 1: Search ...
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Is there a way to completely disable outbound opportunistic TLS support in SendMail?

CentOS 5.x SendMail 8.14.4 An overzealous network security feature is causing TLS negotiations to fail when my Sendmail server tries to talk to external hosts. This is causing sendmail to constantly ...