Sendmail not working
Posted on 2004-04-13
I am trying to set up Sendmail on Linux 9. It is installed correctly and running. When I type
service sendmail status
sendmail (pid 29918) is running...
I am trying to just connect to the server by doing a 'telnet localhost 25' and this is not working. I get a:
telnet: connect to address 127.0.0.1: Connection refused
So if I stop and start sendmail I get this error:
ns1:/etc/mail # service sendmail stop
Shutting down sendmail: [ OK ]
Shutting down sm-client: [FAILED]
ns1:/etc/mail # service sendmail start
Starting sendmail: 554 5.0.0 No local mailer defined
554 5.0.0 QueueDirectory (Q) option must be set
Starting sm-client: [ OK ]
I am not sure what this message means. Also, my /etc/mail/sendmail.cf is zero length. Is this the problem? If I try to do 'make -C /etc/mail' nothing changes, the file is still zero length. Thanks.