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    FC3 Gnu/Linux i686 kernel 2.6.9-1.667.

    I don't know if this a "peculiar" problem or not, but to start, I have an
    account with GTE, and I have a DSL with SBC, and I have a domain
    but no static IP so my domain sits on a friends machine, but he is NOT
    my ISP, so here is the problem.
    I can send from me@gte.net to anyone, I can not send from
    me@noneinc.us to anyone but my friend (hosting my domain).
    the error message I get is: 5.7.1 <anyone@anywhere.com>...Relaying
    denied. IP name lookup failed [my dynamic IP].
    But, if I telnet hostname 25 and do
    mail from: mark@noneinc.us
    rcpt to: anyone@anywhere.com
    data
    type message
    it delivers succesfully.
    It used to work fine for most recipients (always had problems sending to
    AOL and CS (AOL subsid).
    I seem to be a little slow learning Linux, so don't be too hard on me ;=)

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    Re: relaying denied

    Quote Originally Posted by noneinc
    FC3 Gnu/Linux i686 kernel 2.6.9-1.667.

    I don't know if this a "peculiar" problem or not, but to start, I have an
    account with GTE, and I have a DSL with SBC, and I have a domain
    but no static IP so my domain sits on a friends machine, but he is NOT
    my ISP, so here is the problem.
    I can send from me@gte.net to anyone, I can not send from
    me@noneinc.us to anyone but my friend (hosting my domain).
    the error message I get is: 5.7.1 <anyone@anywhere.com>...Relaying
    denied. IP name lookup failed [my dynamic IP].
    But, if I telnet hostname 25 and do
    mail from: mark@noneinc.us
    rcpt to: anyone@anywhere.com
    data
    type message
    it delivers succesfully.
    It used to work fine for most recipients (always had problems sending to
    AOL and CS (AOL subsid).
    I seem to be a little slow learning Linux, so don't be too hard on me ;=)
    do you still need help with this?
    Some people have told me they don't think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen a angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100mph. They'd be a lot more careful about what they say if they had.
    -- Linus Torvalds

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    Relaying denied

    Yes I still need help, and I'd be happy to post any additional needed info if you tell me
    what info is lacking (and where to find it).

    I just edited my sendmail.cf and added
    D noneinc.us to the domain name section, restarted sendmail and it still doesn't work.
    I should say too that I just migrated from Mandrake 10 to FC3, but the problem started
    with Mandrake 10. It did work at one time.

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    don't edit the .cf file - no need.
    the easiest way to do this is if your friend is hosting your domain then he needs to allow your domain to relay. I am a little confused on your story. I assuming your friend is hosting your mail server for you because he has a static IP. If this is true than he should tell GTE that he is using that IP as a mail server and on the mail server you should have
    in /etc/mail/access
    yourdomain.com RELAY
    plus your domain should show up in the /etc/mail/local_host_names
    What I you also could do is use your ISP to send mail and recieve mail on your domain. just in your client use your ISP as the send and use your domain as a reply address.

    so to clarify
    pop server = yourdomain.com
    smtp server= yourisp.com
    but in the setup add yourdomain.com as reply address
    I hope this helps
    Some people have told me they don't think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen a angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100mph. They'd be a lot more careful about what they say if they had.
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    Relaying Denied

    I think I got it, but I will look into what you said and send it to my friend anyway.
    First of alll, I have to appologize. I am very bad at explaining myself, and in addition to
    that, I also have a tendency to leave out pertinant info (call it brain dead or terminal brain
    fade).
    My mail has worked for a long time, and suddenly I "lost" smtp, and after my friend and I
    both messed around with stuff, then I found a link that said SBC had put a block on all
    dynamic IP DSL connections. I contacted SBC and got the block removed, and mail
    worked fine for about a week. Then I started getting Relaying Denied messages.
    I don't keep good track of what I do, so I can't tell you what I did except for the domain
    entry in the sendmail.cf, but I can now send mail with mutt, but still not with Thunderbird.
    My friend said I should remove the ~/.thunderbird/*default and let it start over.

    (afaik) My friend has nothing to do with my outgoing mail except that he has noneinc.us
    listed in his DNS, so if he goes down for anyreason, I lose both outgoing and incoming.
    Also, I think he changed my resolv.conf to list his nameserver first (I had it second).
    Again, thank you for the time and response and Iif I ahve anymore problem with I know
    where to go for help.
    --
    I have a handle (but it's pretty loose

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    Good Job - but if it works in mutt and not in Thunderbird then it sounds like a client issue and not a server issue.
    I am glad you got it figured out though.
    Mike
    Some people have told me they don't think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen a angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100mph. They'd be a lot more careful about what they say if they had.
    -- Linus Torvalds

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