Re: How to get mail to local destinations delivered?

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On Mon, Nov 12, 2007 at 05:47:43AM +0900, John Summerfield wrote:
> Chris G wrote:
>> On Sun, Nov 11, 2007 at 03:35:55PM +0000, Timothy Murphy wrote:
>>> Chris G wrote:
>>>> But the real issue is that I can't find *any* address that delivers
>>>> mail locally.  Therefore whatever I put in /etc/aliases as the actual
>>>> recipient of root mail it fails.
>>> I haven't followed the thread,
>>> but what happens if you just say "mail -s Test chris" ?
>> It fails, sendmail attempts to send it to [email protected] which it
>> decides is out there in the internet somewhere.
> You might have an mx record added to your DNS configuration.
> I still think you've set your host name in sendmail's configuration.
> Adding to local-host-names might help.
I did try that and it didn't make any difference.  Doing a Google
search for local-host-names revealed why, if the system is defined in
/etc/hosts it shouldn't need to be in local-host-names as well.

Chris Green

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