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Hi, when i sent a mail mail -iInv -s hi lakshmipathi.g@gmail.com >Mesg the mail is not delivered at gmail instead it appears in /var/spool/mail/root Why so?Help me. Thanks....
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    Smile mail comes back to root?


    Hi,
    when i sent a mail

    mail -iInv -s hi lakshmipathi.g@gmail.com
    >Mesg

    the mail is not delivered at gmail instead it appears in /var/spool/mail/root

    Why so?Help me.
    Thanks.
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    This mail you see in /var/spool/mail/root, is it the same message you sent or is it a failure message forwarded to root ?

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    no It's not a failure message ...the same message which i sent to my gmail id.
    I think It's gets some how redirected to my root itself..any idea why this happens?
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    Don't remember the postfix configuration files at the moment.

    Check the contents of /etc/postfix/canonical for any canonical redirections.

    I don't use Fedora, so I cannot give you Fedora specific instructions. Run the postfix daemon in verbose mode (-v switch) and check your postfix logs. You surely can find a clue that will lead you to the cause of redirection.

    If you're using smtpd, you can edit the file /etc/postfix/master.cf and locate the line that starts with smtp. Append -vv to the line (after the word smtpd to be precise). This will make smtpd ouput verbose messages to the log. You can increase the number of 'v's to increase the verbosity.

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    unfortunely i'm running sendmail on FC4 and not postfix
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    Check if sendmail service is started. It needs to be running.

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    Angry

    This i how i sent a mail,
    You see sytem generated messages after EOT.


    Code:
    [root@localhost ~]# mail -iInv -s hi lakshmipathi.g@gmail.com
    Testing mails
    EOT
    lakshmipathi.g@gmail.com... Connecting to [127.0.0.1] via relay...
    220 localhost.localdomain ESMTP Sendmail 8.13.4/8.13.8; Fri, 31 Aug 2007 10:54:30 +0530
    >>> EHLO localhost.localdomain
    250-localhost.localdomain Hello redfc [127.0.0.1], pleased to meet you
    250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES
    250-PIPELINING
    250-8BITMIME
    250-SIZE
    250-DSN
    250-ETRN
    250-AUTH DIGEST-MD5 CRAM-MD5
    250-DELIVERBY
    250 HELP
    >>> MAIL From:<root@localhost.localdomain> SIZE=57 AUTH=root@localhost.localdomain
    553 5.5.4 <root@localhost.localdomain>... Real domain name required for sender address
    root... Using cached ESMTP connection to [127.0.0.1] via relay...
    >>> RSET
    250 2.0.0 Reset state
    >>> MAIL From:<> SIZE=1081
    250 2.1.0 <>... Sender ok
    >>> RCPT To:<root@localhost.localdomain>
    >>> DATA
    250 2.1.5 <root@localhost.localdomain>... Recipient ok
    354 Enter mail, end with "." on a line by itself
    >>> .
    250 2.0.0 l7V5OUK1031854 Message accepted for delivery
    root... Sent (l7V5OUK1031854 Message accepted for delivery)
    Closing connection to [127.0.0.1]
    >>> QUIT
    221 2.0.0 localhost.localdomain closing connection
    [root@localhost ~]#
    And when i type cat this what i see....
    Code:
    [root@localhost ~]# cat  /var/spool/mail/root
    From MAILER-DAEMON@localhost.localdomain  Fri Aug 31 10:54:30 2007
    Return-Path: <MAILER-DAEMON@localhost.localdomain>
    Received: from localhost.localdomain (redfc [127.0.0.1])
            by localhost.localdomain (8.13.4/8.13.8) with ESMTP id l7V5OUK1031854
            for <root@localhost.localdomain>; Fri, 31 Aug 2007 10:54:30 +0530
    Received: from localhost (localhost)
            by localhost.localdomain (8.13.4/8.13.4/Submit) id l7V5OUCL031853;
            Fri, 31 Aug 2007 10:54:30 +0530
    Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 10:54:30 +0530
    From: Mail Delivery Subsystem <MAILER-DAEMON@localhost.localdomain>
    Message-Id: <200708310524.l7V5OUCL031853@localhost.localdomain>
    To: root@localhost.localdomain
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: multipart/report; report-type=delivery-status;
            boundary="l7V5OUCL031853.1188537870/localhost.localdomain"
    Subject: Returned mail: see transcript for details
    Auto-Submitted: auto-generated (failure)
    
    This is a MIME-encapsulated message
    
    --l7V5OUCL031853.1188537870/localhost.localdomain
    
    The original message was received at Fri, 31 Aug 2007 10:54:30 +0530
    from root@localhost
    
       ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
    lakshmipathi.g@gmail.com
        (reason: 553 5.5.4 <root@localhost.localdomain>... Real domain name required for sender address)
        (expanded from: lakshmipathi.g@gmail.com)
    
       ----- Transcript of session follows -----
    ... while talking to [127.0.0.1]:
    >>> MAIL From:<root@localhost.localdomain> SIZE=57 AUTH=root@localhost.localdomain
    <<< 553 5.5.4 <root@localhost.localdomain>... Real domain name required for sender address
    501 5.6.0 Data format error
    
    --l7V5OUCL031853.1188537870/localhost.localdomain
    Content-Type: message/delivery-status
    
    Reporting-MTA: dns; localhost.localdomain
    Arrival-Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 10:54:30 +0530
    
    Final-Recipient: RFC822; lakshmipathi.g@gmail.com
    Action: failed
    Status: 5.5.4
    Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 553 5.5.4 <root@localhost.localdomain>... Real domain name required for sender address
    Last-Attempt-Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 10:54:30 +0530
    
    --l7V5OUCL031853.1188537870/localhost.localdomain
    Content-Type: message/rfc822
    
    Return-Path: <root>
    Received: (from root@localhost)
            by localhost.localdomain (8.13.4/8.13.4/Submit) id l7V5OUCK031853
            for lakshmipathi.g@gmail.com; Fri, 31 Aug 2007 10:54:30 +0530
    Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 10:54:30 +0530
    From: root <root>
    Message-Id: <200708310524.l7V5OUCK031853@localhost.localdomain>
    To: lakshmipathi.g@gmail.com
    Subject: hi
    
    Testing mails
    
    --l7V5OUCL031853.1188537870/localhost.localdomain--
    [/code]

    Any clues?
    I'm with this stuff for a week now ....
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    Just now i noticed ,
    have close look at /var/spool/mail/root
    Its says something like,
    ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
    lakshmipathi.g@gmail.com
    (reason: 553 5.5.4 <root@localhost.localdomain>... Real domain name required for sender address)
    (expanded from: lakshmipathi.g@gmail.com

    what's this mean????????????
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    Not sure what that permanent error means. I guess it sends the mail to root if it cannot send it to the original address after certain period of time. I remember I had problems sending mail from FC4, but then I found that sendmail was stopped. I had to start it manually.
    Code:
    /sbin/service sendmail status
    and if it says:
    Code:
    sendmail is stopped
    start it:
    Code:
    /sbin/service sendmail start
    then try to send it this way:
    Code:
    echo "testing mail" | mail -s "test" lakshmipathi.g@gmail.com

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    Smile

    hi,
    i checked the status but it says,
    sendmail running
    any domains problem...do i need to include gmail.com to any of my /etc files.
    my hostname is,
    localhost.localdomain
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