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Sendmail doesn't send mail to outside my domain

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I use sendmail to send mails. I am not able to send mail to domains other than mine . i.e if I try sending a mail to yahoo account , it doesn't go but it can recieve from yahoo domain. I am very new to all these and I don';t know how can I make it work. This is very improtant to me as I have a webserver running and I need to send mails to lot of people in other domains regularly. I was always assuming that my mails are reaching them but recently got to know it's not. Please help me.
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by:shivsa
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what Opearting system u are using.
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by:shivsa
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do u have relay server.
This is for Linux.
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if yes then u can add relay ip address to

add ip addresses to /etc/mail/access
Just insert a new line such as:

xxx.xxx.x.xxx  RELAY  (to relay from one machine)
or
xxx.xxx.x  RELAY (to relay from the whole subnet)
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by:Achivee
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I am using MAndrake Linux 9.1 and I don't know anything about relay server. I am very new to this field. Kindly help me configuring this.
I use kmail for other purposes and it uses smtp to send mails on the port 25 and if I send throguh this, mails are recieved at the other end in my case  recieve at yahoo account
If I use sendmail through commandline and give
sendmail sv_veena@yahoo.com
I don't recieve any
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by:Achivee
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My /etc/mail/access file has below lines.
# by default we allow relaying from localhost...
localhost.localdomain       RELAY
localhost           RELAY
127.0.0.1           RELAY


Does this help
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by:shivsa
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edit your sendmail.cf

# "Smart" relay host (may be null)
DS

edit it to:
# "Smart" relay host (may be null)
DSmail.your-provider.domain
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by:shivsa
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whereby mail.your-provider.domain is the smtp-host you normally use when sending email directly out of an e-mail client.

after editing just restart sendmail and everything should be fine...
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by:bhagyesht
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set the relay to your smtp host so that all emails not in your domain can be relayed to the net
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by:Achivee
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Thank you very much Shiv
It's working now. DS was null initially.
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by:bhagyesht
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great! now can you please accept shiv's answer and close the question.
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by:shivsa
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Good to know you got the issue resolved. You can close the question by following this guidelines:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hs5
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