Re: sendmail problem
From: Eric M. Jackson (jacksone_at_mcasolutions.com)
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2005 17:03:23 -0500
I will consider this, but can anybody else offer sendmail advice, I hate to
just go change mail delivery programs on a production box liek this.
"Eric M. Jackson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I have a server that used to handle @somedomain.com's e-mail via sendmail
> on an FC3 PC. Now a new mail server is handling everything sent to
> @somedomain.com. I still need to run sendmail on the old box because it
> has the company web site on it and there are scripts that e-mail forms
> filled in on the web to an email@example.com by using fastmail(or
> something) that then calls sendmail. The problem is that the old sendmail
> server will send messages to any domain except @somedomain.com. I'm not
> sure how to fix this.
> There was a company mail server and http server running on a Fedora Core 3
> box that was nothing more than a desktop PC. As they grew they began to
> have problems with the load. They setup a new mail server for the same
> domain @somedomain.com. They left there MX records to the outside
> unchanged, but changed what IP the firewall sends to. The old sendmail
> box can send to anybody except accounts on the new mail server. I edited
> the sendmail.mc and set it to only run on 127.0.0.1 and believe this
> should prevent outside use of this SMTP server. I also changed what I
> thought was the only location of the domain to use from @somedomain.com to
> @servername.webforwarding.com and hoped that would allow e-mails to be
> sent to the new server. I also created an internal MX record on the dns
> server that show have @somedomain.com sent to the new server. Still
> nothing has worked.
> What are some reasons why I may be having this problem? What can I do to
> resolve it and get mail going again? Thanks for any advice you can give,
> I am learning more about sendmail as I work on this problem. Thanks.
> Should I remove the aliases file? What else could be an issue?
> - Eric