[CentOS] sendmail question

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 15:21:44 UTC 2009

Jerry Geis wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a local user account call "panel" on a machine.
> When I use the mail command to manually send email to the panel account
> it over 1 minute until that mail actually deposited in the mail account.
> What setting is that reduces this time?
> I changed /etc/sysconfig/sendmail the QUEUE=10s and that did not have 
> any effect.

You could look at /var/log/maillog to see what steps happened and the 
timestamps.  My guess is that your DNS is badly broken and it is waiting 
for the local machine name and/or IP to resolve.  Does 'nslookup' return 
quickly with these?

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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