Re: mail confusion
Paul <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> It`s a long story but in order to install fidogate I replaced my
> perfectly working exim with sendmail. Now when I try to collect my mail
> with fetchmail I get:
> reading message 1 of 10 (1598 header octets)
> fetchmail: SMTP connect to localhost failed
The above is the problem. Sendmail is not allowing fetchmail to
connect to your local host. You can test this with a simple:
telnet localhost 25
If everything's working fine you should connect and get a prompt from
sendmail. If it fails, so will fetchmail.
> If I test sendmail with "sendmail -v" it says :
> Recipient names must be specified
> I would imagine that this is my problem but I`ve read loads of Docs. and
> still can`t work out what`s wrong.
> Easy with the advice please - my head hurts!
No, you need to tell sendmail what to use as an address when you test
sendmail -v email@example.com
This is a test.
That's how you get it a test run working.
As I stated though, I don't believe this is the problem. It's that
sendmail isn't accepting connections from localhost. I'm not that
familiar with sendmail but I suspect you just need to add something in
the sendmail.cf file to tell it that localhost is allowed to use
sendmail as a relay.