[BlueOnyx:01678] Re: e-mail issue

Stuart Clark (Datacenta) stuart.clark at datacenta.net
Tue Jul 14 08:29:26 PET 2009

>>Hmmm, in one of the messages you mention that the domain is listed 
>>in the /etc/mail/access file. Remove those entries and rebuild the 
>>access file (makemap hash access < access); restart sendmail and 
>>see what happens. 
>>Larry Smith 
>>lesmith at ecsis.net 

Thanks Larry

This did fix my issue, I removed the entries and restarted sendmail and
the mails are now leaving the box.
I rebuilt the access file after to make sure that the entries did not
get put back in.


>>Hi Stuart, 
>>I don't know if I understand your problem correctly. 
>>You have the domain "www.domain.com" on your server. That domain has
>>delivery disabled by ticking the box "disable email for domain". 
>>Next you have a PHP script somewhere on the server that tries to send
an email 
>>to user at domain.com: 
>>Jul 14 11:55:24 localhost sendmail[32093]: n6EAtOOw032093:
>>size=3217, class=0, nrcpts=1, 
>>msgid=<200907141055.n6EAtOOw032093 at server.com>, relay=apache at localhost

>>Jul 14 11:55:24 localhost sendmail[32096]: STARTTLS=server, 
>>relay=localhost [], version=TLSv1/SSLv3, verify=NO, 
>>cipher=DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA, bits=256/256 
>>Jul 14 11:55:24 localhost sendmail[32093]: STARTTLS=client, 
>>relay=[], version=TLSv1/SSLv3, verify=FAIL, 
>>cipher=DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA, bits=256/256 
>>Jul 14 11:55:24 localhost sendmail[32096]: n6EAtOx4032096: 
>>ruleset=check_rcpt, arg1=<user at domain.com>, relay=localhost
>>reject=550 5.1.1 <user at domain.com>... User unknown 
>>And of course the email is rejected, because the domain www.domain.com
>>accept any email - because that's what you set it to. 
>>Maybe I misunderstood something there, but what happens here is
exactly what 
>>should happen. If email delivery for that domain is disabled, then it
>>accept any emails. Regardless if the email comes from the outside, or
if it is 
>>generated on the inside. 
>>Ff you want to be able to email to user at domain.com, then you must
untick the 
>>"disable email for domain" box for that virtual site. And you also
should have 
>>MX records and must have the email server alias "domain.com". 
>>Or if you simply want that script to be able to send emails, then it
should be 
>>perfectly able to do so. It can already send to anyone - as long as
>>recipient is not a user (or alias) of the site www.domain.com. 
>>With best regards 
>>Michael Stauber 
Back to top     
Michael, I had tried this many ways through frustration, even if I had
it set to enable e-mail for the domain and had the alias removed it
still did not allow the relay to happen. I am not sure that the access
file is being rebuilt correctly when enabling the mail within the gui
after the checkbox to disable mail has been set.

>>Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:00 am    
>>Subject: e-mail issue    
>> Tjerk Hacquebord  
>>Could it be that you played around with the Disable e-mail and E-mail
>>I feel that sometimes the 'block e-mail' rules stay if you; 
>>- have an E-mail server alias set 
>>- disable e-mail for that domain. 
>>- remove the E-mail server alias 
>>- enable e-mail 
>>You could fix that by manually rebuild the access list or by adding
>>e-mail server alias, then enable mail, then remove e-mail server


You may have hit the nail on the head. The alias was set as default and
the mail was enabled. I had then disabled the mail and removed the
alias. After reading up I also noticed that the mail should be enabled
for this to work and had set this without the mail alias but still had a
To mirror what I had said before I believe the access file is not being
rebuilt properly if you then change the values.

>>Tjerk Hacquebord 
>>tjerk at hqmatics.nl 
>>HQMatics: Software- en websiteontwikkeling 

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