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I've configured sendmail as a mail relay server and it worked fine. Now I'v installed Vexira virusscanner for mailservers that uses port 25 and configured sendmail to use port 825. ...
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    Sendmail error: User unknown


    I've configured sendmail as a mail relay server and it worked fine. Now I'v installed Vexira virusscanner for mailservers that uses port 25 and configured sendmail to use port 825. It worked a few times till now. I can connect to sendmail on port 825 with telnet, but it keeps telling me that the user I enter as rcpt to: is an unknown user. I only can send e-mail to local users (e.g. root, uucp and deamon). I've checked the configuration over and over again, but can't find the sollution. Any idea's?
    Thanks in advance!

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    Can you give an example of the entire RCPT command that you type in (that doesn't work, that is)?

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    I connect to sendmail on port 825 with telnet (so, bypassing Vexira virusscanner): telnet 192.168.0.6 825
    Then the following commands:
    helo independer.nl
    mail from: user@independer.nl
    rcpt to: user@independer.nl
    Then it gives the error message: "User unknown"

    I also noticed just a few minutes ago that nothing is logged no more in /var/log/maillog.

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    I got the logging problem fixed. Just renamed maillog, deleted the syslog entry for mail and created an new one.

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    Found the sollution! Somehow I entered independer.nl as an Local Domain in sendmail configuration. Ofcourse sendmail will never find the user... (yep, I know, very stupid... )

    Thanks!

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