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Hotmail rejects the emails I am sending using sendmail. They don't even become spam emails. They just never get there. Gmail gets them, and yahoo mail gets them as spam. ...
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- 03-07-2008 #1
- Join Date
- Jun 2007
Hotmail rejecting my sendmail configuration
There must be something wrong with the sendmail.mc file.
If you know more about it than I do, please check it out (assuming you're masochistic enough to enjoy looking at a sendmail.mc file )
dnl # This is the sendmail macro config file for m4. If you make changes to
dnl # /etc/mail/sendmail.mc, you will need to regenerate the
dnl # /etc/mail/sendmail.cf file by confirming that the sendmail-cf package is
dnl # installed and then performing a
dnl # make -C /etc/mail
VERSIONID(`setup for linux')dnl
dnl # default logging level is 9, you might want to set it higher to
dnl # debug the configuration
dnl define(`confLOG_LEVEL', `9')dnl
dnl # Uncomment and edit the following line if your outgoing mail needs to
dnl # be sent out through an external mail server:
dnl # The following allows relaying if the user authenticates, and disallows
dnl # plaintext authentication (PLAIN/LOGIN) on non-TLS links
dnl define(`confAUTH_OPTIONS', `A p')dnl
dnl # PLAIN is the preferred plaintext authentication method and used by
dnl # Mozilla Mail and Evolution, though Outlook Express and other MUAs do
dnl # use LOGIN. Other mechanisms should be used if the connection is not
dnl # guaranteed secure.
dnl # Please remember that saslauthd needs to be running for AUTH.
TRUST_AUTH_MECH(`EXTERNAL DIGEST-MD5 CRAM-MD5 LOGIN PLAIN')dnl
define(`confAUTH_MECHANISMS', `EXTERNAL GSSAPI DIGEST-MD5 CRAM-MD5 LOGIN PLAIN')dnl
dnl # Rudimentary information on creating certificates for sendmail TLS:
dnl # cd /usr/share/ssl/certs; make sendmail.pem
dnl # Complete usage:
dnl # make -C /usr/share/ssl/certs usage
dnl # This allows sendmail to use a keyfile that is shared with OpenLDAP's
dnl # slapd, which requires the file to be readble by group ldap
dnl define(`confDONT_BLAME_SENDMAIL',`groupreadablekey file')dnl
dnl define(`confTO_QUEUEWARN', `4h')dnl
dnl define(`confTO_QUEUERETURN', `5d')dnl
dnl define(`confQUEUE_LA', `12')dnl
dnl define(`confREFUSE_LA', `18')dnl
FEATURE(`mailertable',`hash -o /etc/mail/mailertable.db')dnl
FEATURE(`virtusertable',`hash -o /etc/mail/virtusertable.db')dnl
dnl # The following limits the number of processes sendmail can fork to accept
dnl # incoming messages or process its message queues to 12.) sendmail refuses
dnl # to accept connections once it has reached its quota of child processes.
dnl define(`confMAX_DAEMON_CHILDREN', 12)dnl
dnl # Limits the number of new connections per second. This caps the overhead
dnl # incurred due to forking new sendmail processes. May be useful against
dnl # DoS attacks or barrages of spam. (As mentioned below, a per-IP address
dnl # limit would be useful but is not available as an option at this writing.)
dnl define(`confCONNECTION_RATE_THROTTLE', 3)dnl
dnl # The -t option will retry delivery if e.g. the user runs over his quota.
FEATURE(local_procmail,`',`procmail -t -Y -a $h -d $u')dnl
FEATURE(`access_db',`hash -T<TMPF> -o /etc/mail/access.db')dnl
dnl # I don't know what this does yet: EXPOSED_USER(`rpcarnell')dnl
dnl # For using Cyrus-IMAPd as POP3/IMAP server through LMTP delivery uncomment
dnl # the following 2 definitions and activate below in the MAILER section the
dnl # cyrusv2 mailer.
dnl define(`confLOCAL_MAILER', `cyrusv2')dnl
dnl define(`CYRUSV2_MAILER_ARGS', `FILE /var/lib/imap/socket/lmtp')dnl
dnl # The following causes sendmail to only listen on the IPv4 loopback address
dnl # 127.0.0.1 and not on any other network devices. Remove the loopback
dnl # address restriction to accept email from the internet or intranet.
DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtp, Name=MSA, M=E')dnl
dnl # The following causes sendmail to additionally listen to port 587 for
dnl # mail from MUAs that authenticate. Roaming users who can't reach their
dnl # preferred sendmail daemon due to port 25 being blocked or redirected find
dnl # this useful.
dnl DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=submission, Name=MSA, M=Ea')dnl
dnl # The following causes sendmail to additionally listen to port 465, but
dnl # starting immediately in TLS mode upon connecting. Port 25 or 587 followed
dnl # by STARTTLS is preferred, but roaming clients using Outlook Express can't
dnl # do STARTTLS on ports other than 25. Mozilla Mail can ONLY use STARTTLS
dnl # and doesn't support the deprecated smtps; Evolution <1.1.1 uses smtps
dnl # when SSL is enabled-- STARTTLS support is available in version 1.1.1.
dnl # For this to work your OpenSSL certificates must be configured.
dnl DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtps, Name=TLSMTA, M=s')dnl
dnl # The following causes sendmail to additionally listen on the IPv6 loopback
dnl # device. Remove the loopback address restriction listen to the network.
dnl DAEMON_OPTIONS(`port=smtp,Addr=::1, Name=MTA-v6, Family=inet6')dnl
dnl # enable both ipv6 and ipv4 in sendmail:
dnl DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Name=MTA-v4, Family=inet, Name=MTA-v6, Family=inet6')
dnl # We strongly recommend not accepting unresolvable domains if you want to
dnl # protect yourself from spam. However, the laptop and users on computers
dnl # that do not have 24x7 DNS do need this.
dnl ### I added the dnl <--- FEATURE(`accept_unresolvable_domains')dnl
dnl ---> this doesn't work with this sendmai-- > FEATURE('use_client_ptr')dnl
dnl # Also accept email sent to "localhost.localdomain" as local email.
dnl # the line below is something I removed *************
dnl # The following example makes mail from this host and any additional
dnl # specified domains appear to be sent from mydomain.com
dnl ---> no need for this yet--> MASQUERADE_AS(`domain_Im_using.com')dnl
dnl # masquerade not just the headers, but the envelope as well
dnl # masquerade not just @mydomainalias.com, but @*.mydomainalias.com as well
- 03-07-2008 #2
I didn't look at your config, but if you are on that server (either ssh or local), do a telnet session to yahoo and hotmail and try to send a legitimate email telnet email - Google Search
see if either give any errors. you might also sign up for an @aol.com account and try to send there. aol tends to give pretty good postmaster errors.
when I had this problem (using postfix) it was because the ip address that I was sending email from didn't have an approprate ptr record. which is usually the case for spammers so it gets tagged/treated as spam.
Ip Tools, DNS tools, internet tools, WHOIS, traceroute, ping, domain name tools
go there and try to look up your info
as much as I like to bag on aol, they do a good job of providing postmaster help
Postmaster.Info : Troubleshooting E-mail Delivery
(even though you didn't report aol troubles )
oh, and check your logs, they may give some insight
- 03-07-2008 #3
- Join Date
- Jan 2006
You can't send email to hotmail without signing up to some special thing microsoft has where you give them a bunch of personal and server details...
However, you can get around it by relaying you mail through a server that hotmail does accept mail from (your ISP's mail server should do the trick).
Add this to the end of your sendmail.mc:
- 03-07-2008 #4
- 03-29-2008 #5
- Join Date
- Mar 2008
the big sites can be more demanding on authentication.
I would look first in my bind/dns files or check with my host about my "PTR" records specially regarding my mail server...the ptr is like the reverse of what you normally do with website names.
it looks up th ip and checks that the nservers are in sync with the website name..
like a double look up
you got them wrong and it is a good immediate flag