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[SOLVED] mail (un)delivery



On Mon, 2007-09-03 at 20:05 +0100, michael wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-09-03 at 11:59 -0400, Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 03, 2007 at 04:26:49PM +0100, michael wrote:
> > > On Mon, 2007-09-03 at 11:05 -0400, Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
> > > > On Mon, Sep 03, 2007 at 03:47:31PM +0100, michael wrote:
> >  
> > > here's the o/p when I try to email myself:
> > > 
> > > 2007-09-03 16:13:43 Start queue run: pid=3893
> > > 2007-09-03 16:13:43 End queue run: pid=3893
> > > 2007-09-03 16:23:32 1ISDm0-00010w-6z <= michael@ratty.phy.umist.ac.uk
> > > U=michael 
> > > P=local S=409
> > > 2007-09-03 16:23:55 1ISDm0-00010w-6z => michael@ratty.phy.umist.ac.uk
> > > R=smarthos
> > > t T=remote_smtp_smarthost H=mailrouter.mcc.ac.uk [130.88.200.145]
> > > X=TLS-1.0:RSA_
> > > AES_256_CBC_SHA1:32
> > > DN="C=GB,2.5.4.17=#13074d36302031514,ST=England,L=Manchester
> > > ,STREET=Manchester,2.5.4.18=#1302383,O=Manchester University,OU=Internet
> > > Service
> > > s,OU=Issued through UMIST E-PKI Manager,OU=InstantSSL
> > > Pro,CN=mailrouter.mcc.ac.u
> > > k"
> > > 2007-09-03 16:23:55 1ISDm0-00010w-6z Completed
> > > 
> > 
> > OK.  So, IIRC, the problem was that local mail wasn't being delivered
> > locally, correct?  But its sending your mail to the smarthost.  How do
> > you get mail from the smarthost? 
> 
> just wondering... maybe this is the problem? does local email need to
> use smarthost at all? I'm pretty sure that I've not emailed the local
> account from an external account before (but that I have emailed a local
> account from another local account and that I have emailed an external
> account from a local account)


aha, if i set
 dc_other_hostnames='ratty.phy.umist.ac.uk' (ie not just 'ratty')
(using dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config's screen "enter a ;-sep list of
recipient domains for which this machine should consider itself final
dest") then mail is delivered from local account to local account

phew!

M



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