On Tue, 6 Feb 2007 22:35:05 +0100 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: As a previous poster has surmised your port 25 may be blocked. That is not your only problem. Many many systems will (correctly) refuse port 25 SMTP sessions from end-user accounts, as those sessions are almost always 100% spam. The solution is to use a smarthost for your outbound mail. Using a smart host via SMTP AUTH on ports 465 or 587 gets you around the port 25 blocks. Gmail will allow SMTP AUTH connections, and will relay your mail for you. Set your smart host to smtp.gmail.com use STARTTLS to initiate the SSL connection; use your Gmail username (including @gmail.com) and your Gmail password.
You will have to read up on Sendmail and SSL, but basically you will need entries similar to these in your local.mc file: define(`SMART_HOST',`smtp.gmail.com')dnl define(`confAUTH_MECHANISMS', `EXTERNAL GSSAPI DIGEST-MD5 CRAM-MD5 LOGIN PLAIN')dnl FEATURE(`authinfo',`hash /etc/mail/auth/client-info')dnl define(`CERT_DIR', `MAIL_SETTINGS_DIR`'certs') define(`confCACERT_PATH', `CERT_DIR') define(`confCACERT', `CERT_DIR/CAcert.pem') define(`confSERVER_CERT', `CERT_DIR/mycert.pem') I have had mixed luck using smtp.gmail.com reaching systems which use some rbls for spam blocking, as gmail gets listed often as a spam source. However, there are some excellent third party systems out there specifically designed to provide the very SMTP service you need. The one I have direct experience with is dyndns.com. You can set up your sendmail to use them to relay for you. Their service is called MailHop Relay https://www.dyndns.com/services/mailhop/relay.html and goes for about $40/Year Best Regards Bob -- /"\ \ / ASCII Ribbon Campaign - Motor Vessel Tamara B X against HTML email & vCards - http://www.tamara-b.org / \
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