Subject: Re: stupid questions about sendmail and mutt
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Chuck Swiger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/05/2005 00:45:37
Denis Lagno wrote:
> $ telnet flam 25
> Trying 192.168.0.11...
> telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused
> I have not defined any packet filtering rules.
> What should I change in sendmail.cf in order to be able to
> connect from local network?
You should change the sendmail .mc file used to build the sendmail.cf file via
m4, probably kept in /etc/mail/sendmail.mc. Comment out the line with
DAEMON_OPTIONS which only lists 127.0.0.1 (using "dnl ").
> Second question is about sending mail. I used to send mail
> directly from localhost to destination mailer. (This mail is sent
> such a way). But some mailers reject my mail as spam.
> So I need to use some other mailer (for example free mailer)
> as authenticating relay. How can I do this?
Use a line in the .mc file like:
...which will relay the mail to your ISP's mail server. If need be, you can
set up SMTP AUTH to use a username/password via the access map.
www.sendmail.org has a good FAQ on this...