Tim: >> That sounds, simply, like it cannot resolve googlemail.com (going by >> the last bit of information). Try looking it up, on that PC, >> manually. >> >> Additionally, I'd be very surprised if googlemail would accept a >> message alleging to have come from <[email protected]>. Most >> mail servers will only accept mail coming from valid domain names. >> Perhaps that's the "Host not found" issue with that failure message. On Sun, 2007-05-27 at 12:06 +0100, Paul Ward wrote: > Hi yeah I did that and it cam back at teh time and it came back with a > response as follows: > > [[email protected] ~]# nslookup googlemail.com > ;; reply from unexpected source: 192.168.1.1#2048 , expected > 192.168.1.1#53 > Server: 192.168.1.1 > Address: 192.168.1.1#53 > > Non-authoritative answer: > Name: googlemail.com > Address: 188.8.131.52 The different port answering *can* be a problem for some firewalls, but otherwise that's okay. > As for google mail accepting mail from root they do, I use it all the > time on my server, good for denyhosts ;) Hmm, interesting that they do. Most don't accept bogus domains, it helps cut down on spam. But, on your system that isn't working, now, are you sending via the same SMTP server? It's not just the end recipient that *might* refuse fake domains, it's all the SMTP servers it goes through. -- (This box runs FC5, my others run FC4 & FC6, in case that's important to the thread.) Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored. I read messages from the public lists.