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configuring sendmail to send email to a Lotus notus relay server

Juan Mesa
Occasional Visitor

configuring sendmail to send email to a Lotus notus relay server

I am working on configuring sendmail for a Remedy installation. I need to send email out only .

I have made changes to the sendmail.cf to look as the one currently working:

Any help is appreciated.

This is the output when I use sendmail -v:

juan_mesa@fpl.com... Connecting to fpl.com. via esmtp...

and it just hangs.

Thank you
Juan Mesa
juan_mesa@fpl.com
5 REPLIES
Geoff Wild
Honored Contributor

Re: configuring sendmail to send email to a Lotus notus relay server

What changes did you make?

Should set the smart relay:

DSlotusnotes

I would also set DM macro:

DMyourdomain.com

Rgds...Geoff
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Jose Mosquera
Honored Contributor

Re: configuring sendmail to send email to a Lotus notus relay server

Hi,

You need make reference to your smtp engine mail server (Relay Server). So, you need define in /etc/mail/sendmail.cf the DS variable with a reachable Realy Serner name, in your case:
DS

To ensure that are reachable define it into /etc/hosts file.

Then you need restart sendmail service:
/sbin/init.d/sendmail stop
/sbin/init.d/sendmail start

Also ensure that your resolution path defined in /etc/nsswitch.conf is appropriate.

You can test sendmail service by a simple command:

#echo "Test"|sendmail -v juan_mesa@fpl.com

Rgds.
Juan Mesa
Occasional Visitor

Re: configuring sendmail to send email to a Lotus notus relay server

Thanks Geoff for your reply. I did set my DS to my lotus relay server:

DSloutsnotes.mydomain.com.
DMmydomain.com

I did found a posting from Herlene Beren that indicates to enclose you DS definiton in brackets:
DS[lotusnotes.mydoamin.com]

this resolved my issue.

Thank you
Juan
Juan Mesa
Occasional Visitor

Re: configuring sendmail to send email to a Lotus notus relay server

Jose

Thanks for your input.

Yes, I did referenced the smtp relay server my using the DS definiton. I found out that
I had to enclose it in brackets and make sure the the FQDM is define in the local /etc/hosts.

Is working now. Thanks
Juan
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: configuring sendmail to send email to a Lotus notus relay server

1) Please thank your posters with point assignments.
2) If the Lotus server doesn't explicitly authorize relay mail will never get off the hp box

Diagnostic tools:

mailq

shows the queuue of outbound mail that has not gotten off the hp box

sendmail -v -q

a verbose, interactive way of processing a maile queue that will help you figure out where the problem is.

sendmail -v -d8.99 -d38.99 someone@lotusserver.net
type some text

.


Great diagnostic helps you find problems with everything from DNS to relay issues.

Good Luck,

Have a good weekend.

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