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It never sends out mail to anywhere, I'll try and post the error here in a sec, but what I do knwo is it just sends the mail right two ...
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    Sendmail not sending out


    It never sends out mail to anywhere, I'll try and post the error here in a sec, but what I do knwo is it just sends the mail right two the heres what happens when I flush the que
    Running /var/spool/mqueue/h6E1JOGL016980 (sequence 3 of 4)
    DJFishy@hotmail.com... Connecting to mx1.hotmail.com. via esmtp...
    DJFishy@hotmail.com... Connecting to mx4.hotmail.com. via esmtp...
    DJFishy@hotmail.com... Connecting to mx2.hotmail.com. via esmtp...
    DJFishy@hotmail.com... Connecting to mx3.hotmail.com. via esmtp...
    DJFishy@hotmail.com... Deferred: Connection timed out with mx3.hotmail.com.

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    Is your DNS properly configured?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolda2000
    Is your DNS properly configured?
    yes

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    Could it be that your ISP filters out connection attempts to SMTP servers in favor of routing mail through their servers? Try "telnet mx1.hotmail.com 25" and see if you can get contact with that server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolda2000
    Could it be that your ISP filters out connection attempts to SMTP servers in favor of routing mail through their servers? Try "telnet mx1.hotmail.com 25" and see if you can get contact with that server.
    Well it has always worked in the past, I'll try that though

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    I get:
    telnet: mx.1.hotmail.com: Name or service not known
    mx.1.hotmail.com: Unknown Host

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    That means that you are not able to connect to that system or that the system cannot resolve the hostname that you have entered with DNS..

    Are you sure that your DNS workes OK... try to nslookup and the reverse lookup the host and see if it workes. Also try to telnet with the ipadress instead to see if you get any answer.
    Regards

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    It was supposed to be mx1.hotmail.com, not mx.1.hotmail.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolda2000
    It was supposed to be mx1.hotmail.com, not mx.1.hotmail.com
    Ok I tried this
    telnet mx1.hotmail.com 25 and telnet mx1.hotmail.com
    they both say
    Trying 65.54.254.129....
    and thats it

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    That's it? In that case it's not sendmail's fault, but the packets actually don't reach hotmail from your location. Can you ping mx1.hotmail.com? If you can't, check with "traceroute mx1.hotmail.com" where the packets can't get forth any more.

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