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I have a small Linex / Windows network running tcp/Ip.
I have a functioning DNS but as of right now, I'm not on
line. However, the DNS is working..e.g- no problems re-
solving names on the windows machines.
Everything seems to be working except for...!! For some
reason, I must INCLUDE THE HOSTNAME OF MY MAIL
SERVER everytime I send mail to a user. I have, or at least
I think I set it up correctly in DNS, and even added the
DMmctcompany.net  line in 'sensmail.cf'
Also, when I exclude "mail" <----that is the name of my mail
server... from the  IN   MX   10 mail   line in  named.hosts,
my server still will not except anything except:
username@mail.mctcompany.net
The mail does get there, however it gets kicked back to
root/postmaster <---e.g.me
This is about the only thing that didn't work out for me, and
it should have!!
I'm setting up a small Internet Site, and have been working
with Linux for a little over a month. I would like to work out the bugs before going on line.
Any Help would great!!


Thanks!!
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For 20points the best advice I can get is to get the Orielly and Associates book  "Sendmail".  Other than that...  start from scratch your sendmail.cf file is VERY particular.

Enjoy,

Ray

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Commented:
It looks like you have to tell sendmail to accept mail
for yourcompany.com. Defaultwise, sendmail only accepts
mail for your.host.name. Usually, there exists a macro
defining a list of hosts for which sendmail accepts mail.

Dirk.

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Add in the following lines into your sendmail.cf:

Fw/etc/sendmail.cw

Add in your domain name (and any other domains you
want to accept mail for) into the file
/etc/sendmail.cw  
(It's just a text file you create with a list of domains on each line)


Hope this helps.

Paul Tan.

Well, What does your MX line in DNS look like?
is it :
companyname.com      IN       MX     0 mail.companyname.com ?

and is Sendmail using DNS?

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