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Re: FC4 sendmail user mail file missing



On Sat, 2005-02-07 at 20:01 +0200, Alexander Dalloz wrote:
> Am Sa, den 02.07.2005 schrieb David Niemi um 19:56:

> > the set up and add the user I created into the aliases file to receive
> > roots' e-mails.
> 
> I assume you did run "newaliases" afterwards.
> 
> > There is no file in /var/spool/mail for the user that I added,

> Sendmail itself does not store locally. Thats the job of the LDA/MDA,
> which is by default Procmail.
> 
> > Can I just create a file in /var/spool/mail for the user using touch?
> 
> That is not necessary.
> 
> > Any other way I can solve this?
> 
> Check your /var/log/maillog file. Always the starting point. Too run as
> root "mail" in terminal or console to read it's mail - possibly you find
> there the postmaster mail explaining some problems with mail delivery
> for the mortal user.
> Alexander

Thanks a bunch Alexander, I had forgotten to run newaliases.

maillog says user unknown. I had changed the host name and domain, put
it in the hosts and network files.  These changes were also put in the
local-host-names file (instead of the access file). Messages to "root"
and "dave" were using this addressing "@me.mynetwork"  This all worked
fine out of the box so to speak with FC3.

The relay=me [127.0.0.1] is shown in maillog as handling the mail to
root and dave.  The returned message shows the reason= 550 5.1.1 unknown
user.

What next?  Meanwhile I'll continue trying to read up on procmail and
sendmail, but I don't know what to look for so it's difficult.

Dave


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