finally worked it out it i had an incorrect format of relay-domains file, i
listed the domains rather than simply listing my network class C ip.
I had it sendmail working with all my domains for the past 3 years. It's
just that i think i implemented one of your old patches to check via LocalIP
and relayto (i think it was yours) and it worked well for 2 years but
recently (i knew the day would come) found spammers using me as a relay and
therefore ORBS and such blocked me .
telnet to mail-abuse.org is a great facility to test your mail realy
setup. As you know it's difficult testing and debugging on the same machine
as the Sendmail server is on.
Regs, and thanks for your help.
> > Its Sendmail 8.9.3 but the sendmail.cf file is a little earlier due to
> > fact on Sendmail 8.9.3 standard, i can't get virtual domains (dialup and
> > permanent) to work they get 550 relay denied.
> You need to have the virtual domains in class w (add to your .mc file
> if not yet there: check your .cf file, it must have 'Fw' in it, e.g.,
> and then use that file).
> > my network is mikka.net.au
> > a virtual site is sitea.com.au (and they are a dial in customer)
> > a virtual site is siteb.com.au (and they have their own mail server
> > am secondary MX to)
> > how do i set it up so that the virtual sites can relay through me ?
> See also:
> It explains the situations which may cause a problem.
> If you feel the urgent wish to send me a courtesy copy of a Usenet
> posting, then make sure it's recognizable as such!