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Sendmail <Out of Memory> problem

Davide Depaoli
Occasional Advisor

Sendmail <Out of Memory> problem

Hi,
today my sendmail doesn't works. When I send a message from my hpux to external email address (with a RELAY parameter in sendmail.cf), in /var/adm/syslog/mail.log appear this message:
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....to=depaolid@domain.it.....delay=00:00:18, xdelay=00:00:17, mailer=relay, relay=mailhost.domain.prv.........stat=Deferred: 452 4.3.1 Out of memory
***************
Sending a message from a unix user to another unix user (on the same machine), all works well.

Any idea ?

Thanks in advance
Davide
4 REPLIES
Paula J Frazer-Campbell
Honored Contributor

Re: Sendmail <Out of Memory> problem

Hi

Try stopping and restarting sendmail

/sbin/init.d/sendmail stop
/sbin/init.d/sendmail start

Then test it.

Paula
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Davide Depaoli
Occasional Advisor

Re: Sendmail <Out of Memory> problem

That is the first thing have made, with no results.
Douglas Cromby_1
Valued Contributor

Re: Sendmail <Out of Memory> problem

It could be that the server that is acting as the relay is having the memory problem. Sendmail does reject message when the load average reaches a certain limit, and maybe this is all that has happened.
Printaporn_1
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Sendmail <Out of Memory> problem

Hi,

This could be problem with the relay host.
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