Problem in sendmail configuration

Discussion in 'Suggest HOWTO' started by satish, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. satish

    satish New Member


    I configured a mail server (sendmail + cyrus +ssl).after the installation iam not able to send mails from my box and iam getting the following error " the message could not be sent because connecting to smtp server failed. The server may be unavailable or is refusing SMTP connections. Please verify taht your SMTP server setting is correct and try again, or else contact your network administrator"

    one more thing is if i try to telnet to the 25 port its displaying the following message and its getting hanged

    [root@satish ~]# telnet localhost 25
    Connected to localhost.localdomain (
    Escape character is '^]'.
    220 localhost.localdomain ESMTP Sendmail 8.12.11/8.13.1; Thu, 9 Mar 2006 19:43:06 +0530
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    Is this your IP address?
    Please post the output of
    netstat -tap
    What's in your mail log?

    That's normal because it is waiting for input from you. Either type
    ehlo localhost

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