2009/1/30 Chris Rees <utis...@googlemail.com>:
> 2009/1/29 Jon Radel <j...@radel.com>:
>> Too much sanitation makes it hard to figure out your problem.  However,
>> if that amnesiac.xxxx is actually amnesiac.com this probably relates to
>> the fact that DNS for amnesiac.com is horribly broken.
>> dig +trace amnesiac.com
>> should start you down the appropriate path.
>> --Jon Radel
>> j...@radel.com
> Heh, yeah, sorry about the starring. Perhaps I was a bit tinfoil hat...
> Jan 29 16:03:19 amnesiac sm-mta[38492]: n0RM2Hlj021695: to=<[external email]>,
> ctladdr=<[us...@amnesiac.bayofrum.net> (80/80), delay=1+18:01:02,
> xdelay=00:00:14, mailer=esmtp, pri=8221553,
> relay=mail2.ukrhosting.com. [], dsn=4.3.0, stat=Deferred:
> 451 DNS temporary failure (#4.3.0)
> This should help narrow it down a bit.
> Glen, you're absolutely right about amnesiac being the default name, I
> forgot about configuration for a while, then decided I liked amnesiac
> anyway. So... it is set up properly with
> [ch...@amnesiac]~% grep hostname /etc/rc.conf
> hostname="amnesiac.bayofrum.net"
> [ch...@amnesiac]~%
> and hosts are right too.
> The problem is, that sendmail isn't having trouble finding me, it's
> having trouble finding the other host. It seems as though sendmail is
> ignoring my resolv.conf (set to nameserver and using some
> other source for DNS that is broken.
> Any ideas from these hints?
> --

OK, now I feel stupid. It turns out the destination email addresses
were bogus, and I should have trusted my system was working correctly
instead of blaming it. Some spammer was attacking my forum software,
registering users with strange email addresses.

Never mind, I'll just up the complication on the CAPTCHA. That should
stop the buggers

Thanks for your help Jon and Glen

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