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    request help with sendmail -- relaying denied message

    There are some things I'm competent at; sendmail ain't one of them. If you need help with PHP or mySQL, gotcha covered at But here I need some (urgent) help.

    So, I made a website on my own LAMP server (Linux 8.0, Apache ??, Mysql 4 and Php 4), and have set up mail accounts. Most of my accounts use forwarding to their pre-existing email address like,, etc.

    The problem I have is with AOL, when I set up in the virtusertable file with:

    Sam's email goes through to earthlink. Joe's email bounces and comes back 550 relaying denied. Is there some practical way to overcome this? What is the problem here?

    Thanks, I checked docs but couldn't figure anything out, sorry to be green like that.


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    What kind of network are you on?

    Various ISPs have different policies on where the accept email from. For example many ISPs will not accept mail from a computer with a dynamic IP address.

    Does your ISP provide an SMTP server? You should be able to use that server to realy your mail.

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