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Old 6th April 2007, 21:42
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Default Not receiving emails on yahoo or hotmail or gmail


I have a RedHat Linux box - Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 3 and have a monitoring application installed on the box.

The application sends alerts to my local domain ids' . e.g : username@test.com.

The problem is I do not get alerts on yahoo or gmail or hotmail account.

I have checked the sendmail.cf and seems to be OK.

The maillog file looks like this when sending email using sendmail -v -s commands to the username@yahoo.com id.

Apr 6 12:59:10 HOSTNAME sendmail[31882]: l36Gx9eO031882: to=username@yahoo.com, ctladdr=root (0/0), delay=00:00:01, xdelay=00:00:01, mailer=relay, pri=33218, relay=mailrelay.DOMAIN.com [xx.xx.xx.xx], dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent ( <200704061659.l36Gx9eO031882@HOSTNAME.DOMAIN.com > Queued mail for delivery).

I understand that when I send a test mail from the box .. I get email on my local id and the sender name is root@servername.domain.com .. and actually it should come from a valid account id .. like alerts@domain.com. The root@servername.domain.com is getting lost in the Interent cloud as invalid and hence cannot get emails on outside domains.

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Old 7th April 2007, 02:45
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Here is the error message :

mail -v -s "testing local email" username@hotmail.com < /dev/null
Null message body; hope that's ok
username@hotmail.com... Connecting to mailvip.yyy.com. via relay...
220 hostname.yyy.com ESMTP MailFrontier (
>>> EHLO hostname.yyy.com
250 SIZE 104857600
>>> MAIL From:<root@hostname.yyy.com > SIZE=54
250 OK - mail from <root@hostname.yyy.com >; can accomodate 54 bytes
>>> RCPT To:<username@hotmail.com>
>>> DATA
550 5.7.1 Unable to relay for <username@hotmail.com>
503 5.5.1 Error: need RCPT command
>>> RSET
250 2.0.0 Ok
root... aliased to root
/root/dead.letter... Saved message in /root/dead.letter
Closing connection to mailvip.yyy.com.
>>> QUIT
221 2.0.0 Bye
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Old 7th April 2007, 15:24
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Please check if your server is blacklisted: http://www.mxtoolbox.com/blacklists.aspx

Also, do your hostname and sender domain exist in DNS?
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