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    need help with sendmail configuration


    I set this up months ago and had all kinds of problems and then finally got it working good enough to where I could send and receive emails from outlook but some of the scripts in my websites have trouble sending mail.

    I often get Deferred: Invalid argument, and host map: lookup (srv): deferred and some others I think but thats all I have in there at the moment.

    cant seem to post sendmail config as its complaining about not having enough posts to add links.

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    Here is my sendmail config


    divert(-1)dnl
    dnl #
    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 #
    dnl # make -C /etc/mail
    dnl #
    include(`/usr/share/sendmail-cf/m4/cf.m4')dnl
    VERSIONID(`setup for linux')dnl
    OSTYPE(`linux')dnl
    dnl #
    dnl # Do not advertize sendmail version.
    dnl #
    dnl define(`confSMTP_LOGIN_MSG', `$j Sendmail; $b')dnl
    dnl #
    dnl # default logging level is 9, you might want to set it higher to
    dnl # debug the configuration
    dnl #
    dnl define(`confLOG_LEVEL', `20')dnl
    dnl #
    dnl # Uncomment and edit the following line if your outgoing mail needs to
    dnl # be sent out through an external mail server:
    dnl #
    dnl #define(`SMART_HOST',`dnl mydomain.com')
    dnl #
    define(`confDEF_USER_ID', ``8:12'')dnl
    dnl define(`confAUTO_REBUILD')dnl
    define(`confTO_CONNECT', `1m')dnl
    define(`confTRY_NULL_MX_LIST', `True')dnl
    define(`confDONT_PROBE_INTERFACES', `True')dnl
    define(`PROCMAIL_MAILER_PATH', `/usr/bin/procmail')dnl
    define(`ALIAS_FILE', `/etc/aliases')dnl
    define(`STATUS_FILE', `/var/log/mail/statistics')dnl
    define(`UUCP_MAILER_MAX', `2000000')dnl
    define(`confUSERDB_SPEC', `/etc/mail/userdb.db')dnl
    define(`confPRIVACY_FLAGS', `authwarnings,novrfy,noexpn,restrictqrun')dnl
    define(`confAUTH_OPTIONS', `A')dnl
    dnl #
    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')
    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.
    dnl #
    TRUST_AUTH_MECH(`LOGIN PLAIN')dnl
    dnl #
    dnl #
    dnl # Rudimentary information on creating certificates for sendmail TLS:
    dnl # cd /etc/pki/tls/certs; make sendmail.pem
    dnl # Complete usage:
    dnl # make -C /etc/pki/tls/certs usage
    dnl #
    dnl define(`confCACERT_PATH', `/etc/pki/tls/certs')dnl
    dnl define(`confCACERT', `/etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt')dnl
    dnl define(`confSERVER_CERT', `/etc/pki/tls/certs/sendmail.pem')dnl
    dnl define(`confSERVER_KEY', `/etc/pki/tls/certs/sendmail.pem')dnl
    dnl #
    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 #
    dnl define(`confDONT_BLAME_SENDMAIL', `groupreadablekeyfile')dnl
    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
    define(`confTO_IDENT', `0')dnl
    dnl FEATURE(delay_checks)dnl
    FEATURE(`no_default_msa', `dnl')dnl
    FEATURE(`smrsh', `/usr/sbin/smrsh')dnl
    FEATURE(`mailertable', `hash -o /etc/mail/mailertable.db')dnl
    FEATURE(`virtusertable', `hash -o /etc/mail/virtusertable.db')dnl
    FEATURE(redirect)dnl
    FEATURE(always_add_domain)dnl
    FEATURE(use_cw_file)dnl
    FEATURE(use_ct_file)dnl
    dnl #
    dnl # The following limits the number of processes sendmail can fork to accept
    dnl # incoming messages or process its message queues to 20.) sendmail refuses
    dnl # to accept connections once it has reached its quota of child processes.
    dnl #
    dnl define(`confMAX_DAEMON_CHILDREN', `20')dnl
    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 #
    dnl define(`confCONNECTION_RATE_THROTTLE', `3')dnl
    dnl #
    dnl # The -t option will retry delivery if e.g. the user runs over his quota.
    dnl #
    FEATURE(local_procmail, `', `procmail -t -Y -a $h -d $u')dnl
    FEATURE(`access_db', `hash -T<TMPF> -o /etc/mail/access.db')dnl
    FEATURE(`blacklist_recipients')dnl
    EXPOSED_USER(`root')dnl
    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 #
    dnl define(`confLOCAL_MAILER', `cyrusv2')dnl
    dnl define(`CYRUSV2_MAILER_ARGS', `FILE /var/lib/imap/socket/lmtp')dnl
    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.
    dnl #
    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 #
    dnl DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=submission, Name=MSA, M=Ea')dnl
    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 #
    dnl # For this to work your OpenSSL certificates must be configured.
    dnl #
    dnl DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtps, Name=TLSMTA, M=s')dnl
    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 #
    dnl DAEMON_OPTIONS(`port=smtp,Addr=::1, Name=MTA-v6, Family=inet6')dnl
    dnl #
    dnl # enable both ipv6 and ipv4 in sendmail:
    dnl #
    dnl DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Name=MTA-v4, Family=inet, Name=MTA-v6, Family=inet6')
    dnl #
    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 #
    dnl FEATURE(`accept_unresolvable_domains')dnl
    dnl #
    dnl FEATURE(`relay_based_on_MX')dnl
    dnl #
    dnl # Also accept email sent to "localhost.localdomain" as local email.
    dnl #
    LOCAL_DOMAIN(`mydomain.com')dnl
    dnl #
    dnl # The following example makes mail from this host and any additional
    dnl # specified domains appear to be sent from mydomain.com
    dnl #
    dnl MASQUERADE_AS(`mydomain.com')dnl
    dnl #
    dnl # masquerade not just the headers, but the envelope as well
    dnl #
    dnl FEATURE(masquerade_envelope)dnl
    dnl #
    dnl # masquerade not just @mydomainalias.com, but @*.mydomainalias.com as well
    dnl #
    dnl FEATURE(masquerade_entire_domain)dnl
    dnl #
    FEATURE(dnsbl,`all.rbl.jp')dnl
    define(`confAUTH_MECHANISMS',` LOGIN PLAIN')dnl
    dnl MASQUERADE_DOMAIN(localhost)dnl
    dnl MASQUERADE_DOMAIN(localhost.localdomain)dnl
    dnl MASQUERADE_DOMAIN(mydomainalias.com)dnl
    dnl MASQUERADE_DOMAIN(mydomain.lan)dnl
    #DNS Black Lists
    dnl #
    FEATURE(`dnsbl', `ipwhois.rfc-ignorant.org',`"550 Mail from " $&{client_addr} " refused. Rejected for bad WHOIS info on IP of your SMTP server - see http://www.rfc-ignorant.org/"')
    dnl #
    FEATURE(`dnsbl', `proxies.blackholes.easynet.nl', `"550 5.7.1 ACCESS DENIED to OPEN PROXY SERVER "$&{client_name}" by easynet.nl DNSBL (http://proxies.blackholes.easynet.nl/errors.html)"',

    `')
    dnl #
    dnl #FEATURE(`dnsbl',`zen.spamhaus.org',`Rejected - LOL see The Spamhaus Project')
    dnl #
    FEATURE(`dnsbl',`sbl.spamhaus.org')dnl
    dnl #
    FEATURE(`dnsbl', `bl.spamcop.net', `"450 Mail from " $`'&{client_addr} " refused - see http://spamcop.net/bl.shtml"')
    dnl #
    #Spamassassin and Clam Anti-virus Filter (milter)
    dnl #
    INPUT_MAIL_FILTER(`spamassassin', `S=local:/var/clamav/clmilter.socket, F=,T=C:15m;S:4m;R:4m;E:10m')dnl
    dnl #
    dnl INPUT_MAIL_FILTER(`clamav-milter', `S=local:/var/run/clamav-milter/clamav.sock, F=T,T=S:4m;R:4m;E:10m')
    dnl #
    MAILER(smtp)dnl
    MAILER(procmail)dnl
    dnl MAILER(cyrusv2)dnl
    DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Name=MTA,Port=25,Modifiers=bh')
    DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Name=MTAA,Port=587')

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    Here are a couple of log entry I get when trying to flush a single email: I changed the user email and my server domain

    Apr 12 22:57:28 ns1 sendmail[4448]: r39LOhTj029489: to=<someone@yahoo.com>, ctladdr=<apache@ns1.mydomain.com> (48/4, delay=3+06:32:45, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=esmtp, pri=10923907, relay=mta7.am0.yahoodns.net. [98.138.112.32], dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred: Invalid argument

    and another

    Apr 12 23:03:21 ns1 sendmail[4702]: r3D3inek003826: to=<user@hotmail.com>, ctladdr=<apache@ns1.mydomain.com> (48/4, delay=00:18:32, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=esmtp, pri=753950, relay=mx1.hotmail.com. [65.54.188.110], dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred: Invalid argument

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