On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 02:36:34PM +0100, Willy Offermans wrote: > ... > Since there is a timeout error, I like to know what sendmail is writing to > MyProvider.com > > Is there a way to debug sendmail to disclose the message written to > MyProvider.com and the response from MyProvider.com. I'm pretty sure that > there lays the solution to my problem. > > Any help is highly appreciated. > ...
When acting as an (E)SMTP client, sendmail queues outbound messages -- by default, in /var/spool/mqueue/ (ref. "QUEUE_DIR" in the configuration). When I look there, I see files with names like "df..." and "qf..." (where "..." represents a string of numeric & mixed-case alphabetic charcaters). These are in pairs: the "df*" files contain the data to be transmitted via (E)SMTP, while the "qf*" files contain meta-data about the message (including reasons the message didn't get sent yet). The Sendmail Installation and Operation Guide (a copy of which may be found in src/contrib/sendmail/doc/op/op.me) has considerable detail on these files -- search for "qf" (as a suggestion). Peace, david -- David H. Wolfskill da...@catwhisker.org Taliban: Evil cowards with guns afraid of truth from a 14-year old girl. See http://www.catwhisker.org/~david/publickey.gpg for my public key.
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