[CentOS] sendmail config problem

Paul R. Ganci ganci at nurdog.com
Sat May 20 22:10:46 UTC 2006

Les Mikesell wrote:

>There is also no A record for home.com.  It's going to bounce
>any way you try it.  Comment the:
>in sendmail.mc  and you won't accept email with bad reply
Yes I know I have no hope of ever sending email to that address. The 
problem is really my wife's perception. It looks like the problem is on 
my server end when I know it is not.

The FEATURE(`accept_unresolvable_domains')dnl  is commented out. My wife 
received this message because it actually came via a email list which 
was forwarded from an outside Email server. Since that server accepted 
the message then my server did too and has to or my wife will shoot me. 
I would much prefer to see this bounce message which I get from the 
other email server I run:

   ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
<jdavidson4 at home.com>

   ----- Transcript of session follows -----
550 5.1.2 <jdavidson4 at home.com>... Host unknown (Name server: home.com: no data known)

Because then it is obvious where the problem lies even to my wife. I 
have unwittingly set something on my nurdog.com server and have no clue 

Paul (ganci at nurdog.com)

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