530 authentication required

Posted on 2008-11-05
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-12-18
Hi -

I've searched around for a solution to my problem for a very long time now.  I found a lot written about it and I've tried many of the suggestions but still no luck.  Any help would be welcome.  Thanks in advance!

I've included the following below:

CentOS 5
Sendmail 8.13.8
=== bounced mail ===
=== maillog ===
=== hosts ===
=== access ===
=== authinfo ===
=== sendmail.mc ===

The "bounced mail" file shows the authentication problem, although
there's also a troubling "DSN: Service unavailable" message that
appears in "maillog".  I'm not sure whether the two are related or if
the latter is really a problem at all.


CentOS 5
Sendmail 8.13.8

=== bounced mail ===
From MAILER-DAE...@rapperyo.com  Sun Nov  2 11:53:57 2008
Return-Path: <MAILER-DAE...@rapperyo.com>
Received: from localhost (localhost)
        by rapperyo.com (8.13.8/8.13.8) id mA2Gru4B002917;
        Sun, 2 Nov 2008 11:53:56 -0500
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2008 11:53:56 -0500
From: Mail Delivery Subsystem <MAILER-DAE...@rapperyo.com>
Message-Id: <200811021653.mA2Gru4B002917@rapperyo.com>
To: <r...@rapperyo.com>
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/report; report-type=delivery-status;
Subject: Returned mail: see transcript for details
Auto-Submitted: auto-generated (failure)

This is a MIME-encapsulated message


The original message was received at Sun, 2 Nov 2008 11:53:56 -0500
from rapperyo.com []

   ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
    (reason: 530 authentication required - for help go to

   ----- Transcript of session follows -----
... while talking to smtp-rog.mail.yahoo.com.:
>>> MAIL From:<r...@rapperyo.com>

<<< 530 authentication required - for help go to
554 5.0.0 Service unavailable

Content-Type: message/delivery-status

Reporting-MTA: dns; rapperyo.com
Received-From-MTA: DNS; rapperyo.com
Arrival-Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2008 11:53:56 -0500

Final-Recipient: RFC822; how...@gesturetek.com
Action: failed
Status: 5.0.0
Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 530 authentication required - for help go to
Last-Attempt-Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2008 11:53:56 -0500

Content-Type: message/rfc822

Return-Path: <r...@rapperyo.com>
Received: from rapperyo.com (rapperyo.com [])
        by rapperyo.com (8.13.8/8.13.8) with ESMTP id mA2Gru4B002915
        for <how...@gesturetek.com>; Sun, 2 Nov 2008 11:53:56 -0500
Received: (from root@localhost)
        by rapperyo.com (8.13.8/8.13.8/Submit) id mA2GrtoD002914;
        Sun, 2 Nov 2008 11:53:55 -0500
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2008 11:53:55 -0500
From: root <r...@rapperyo.com>
Message-Id: <200811021653.mA2GrtoD002...@rapperyo.com>
To: how...@gesturetek.com
Subject: I'm sending mail from the Terminal!


=== maillog ===
Nov  2 11:49:35 pbx sendmail[2421]: alias database /etc/aliases
rebuilt by root
Nov  2 11:49:35 pbx sendmail[2421]: /etc/aliases: 76 aliases, longest
10 bytes, 765 bytes total
Nov  2 11:49:35 pbx sendmail[2426]: starting daemon (8.13.8): SMTP
Nov  2 11:49:35 pbx sm-msp-queue[2434]: starting daemon (8.13.8):
Nov  2 11:53:56 pbx sendmail[2914]: mA2GrtoD002914: from=root,
size=71, class=0, nrcpts=1,
msgid=<200811021653.mA2GrtoD002...@rapperyo.com>, relay=root@localhost
Nov  2 11:53:56 pbx sendmail[2915]: mA2Gru4B002915:
from=<r...@rapperyo.com>, size=318, class=0, nrcpts=1,
msgid=<200811021653.mA2GrtoD002...@rapperyo.com>, proto=ESMTP,
daemon=MTA, relay=rapperyo.com []
Nov  2 11:53:56 pbx sendmail[2914]: mA2GrtoD002914:
to=how...@gesturetek.com, ctladdr=root (0/0), delay=00:00:01,
xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=30071, relay=[]
[], dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent (mA2Gru4B002915 Message accepted for
Nov  2 11:53:56 pbx sendmail[2917]: mA2Gru4B002915:
to=<how...@gesturetek.com>, ctladdr=<r...@rapperyo.com> (0/0),
delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=120318, relay=smtp-
rog.mail.yahoo.com. [], dsn=5.0.0, stat=Service
Nov  2 11:53:56 pbx sendmail[2917]: mA2Gru4B002915: mA2Gru4B002917:
DSN: Service unavailable
Nov  2 11:53:57 pbx sendmail[2917]: mA2Gru4B002917:
to=<r...@rapperyo.com>, delay=00:00:01, xdelay=00:00:01, mailer=local,
pri=31546, dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent

=== hosts ===
# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail.       rapperyo.com pbx.local pbx localhost.localdomain localhost   www.rapperyo.com
::1             localhost6.localdomain6 localhost6

=== access ===
# Check the /usr/share/doc/sendmail/README.cf file for a description
# of the format of this file. (search for access_db in that file)
# The /usr/share/doc/sendmail/README.cf is part of the sendmail-doc
# package.
# by default we allow relaying from localhost...
Connect:localhost.localdomain           RELAY
Connect:localhost                       RELAY
Connect:                       RELAY
Connect:                   RELAY

=== authinfo ===
AuthInfo:smtp.broadband.rogers.com "U:root" "I:<me>@rogers.com" "P:<my
password>" "M:LOGIN PLAIN"

=== sendmail.mc ===
dnl #
dnl # This is the sendmail macro config file for m4. If you make
changes to
dnl # /etc/mail/sendmail.mc, you will need to regenerate the
dnl # /etc/mail/sendmail.cf file by confirming that the sendmail-cf
package is
dnl # installed and then performing a
dnl #
dnl #     make -C /etc/mail
dnl #
VERSIONID(`setup for linux')dnl
dnl #
dnl # Do not advertize sendmail version.
dnl #
dnl define(`confSMTP_LOGIN_MSG', `$j Sendmail; $b')dnl
dnl #
dnl # default logging level is 9, you might want to set it higher to
dnl # debug the configuration
dnl #
dnl define(`confLOG_LEVEL', `9')dnl
dnl #
dnl # Uncomment and edit the following line if your outgoing mail
needs to
dnl # be sent out through an external mail server:
dnl #
define(`SMART_HOST', `[smtp.broadband.rogers.com]')dnl
dnl #
define(`confDEF_USER_ID', ``8:12'')dnl
dnl define(`confAUTO_REBUILD')dnl
define(`confTO_CONNECT', `1m')dnl
define(`confTRY_NULL_MX_LIST', `True')dnl
define(`confDONT_PROBE_INTERFACES', `True')dnl
define(`PROCMAIL_MAILER_PATH', `/usr/bin/procmail')dnl
define(`ALIAS_FILE', `/etc/aliases')dnl
define(`STATUS_FILE', `/var/log/mail/statistics')dnl
define(`UUCP_MAILER_MAX', `2000000')dnl
define(`confUSERDB_SPEC', `/etc/mail/userdb.db')dnl
define(`confAUTH_OPTIONS', `A')dnl
dnl #
dnl # The following allows relaying if the user authenticates, and
dnl # plaintext authentication (PLAIN/LOGIN) on non-TLS links
dnl #
dnl define(`confAUTH_OPTIONS', `A p')dnl
dnl #
dnl # PLAIN is the preferred plaintext authentication method and used
dnl # Mozilla Mail and Evolution, though Outlook Express and other
MUAs do
dnl # use LOGIN. Other mechanisms should be used if the connection is
dnl # guaranteed secure.
dnl # Please remember that saslauthd needs to be running for AUTH.
dnl #
dnl #
dnl # Rudimentary information on creating certificates for sendmail
dnl #     cd /usr/share/ssl/certs; make sendmail.pem
dnl # Complete usage:
dnl #     make -C /usr/share/ssl/certs usage
dnl #
dnl define(`confCACERT_PATH', `/etc/pki/tls/certs')dnl
dnl define(`confCACERT', `/etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt')dnl
dnl define(`confSERVER_CERT', `/etc/pki/tls/certs/sendmail.pem')dnl
dnl define(`confSERVER_KEY', `/etc/pki/tls/certs/sendmail.pem')dnl
dnl #
dnl # This allows sendmail to use a keyfile that is shared with
dnl # slapd, which requires the file to be readble by group ldap
dnl #
dnl define(`confDONT_BLAME_SENDMAIL', `groupreadablekeyfile')dnl
dnl #
dnl define(`confTO_QUEUEWARN', `4h')dnl
dnl define(`confTO_QUEUERETURN', `5d')dnl
dnl define(`confQUEUE_LA', `12')dnl
dnl define(`confREFUSE_LA', `18')dnl
define(`confTO_IDENT', `0')dnl
dnl FEATURE(delay_checks)dnl
FEATURE(`no_default_msa', `dnl')dnl
FEATURE(`smrsh', `/usr/sbin/smrsh')dnl
FEATURE(`mailertable', `hash -o /etc/mail/mailertable.db')dnl
FEATURE(`virtusertable', `hash -o /etc/mail/virtusertable.db')dnl
dnl #
dnl # The following limits the number of processes sendmail can fork
to accept
dnl # incoming messages or process its message queues to 20.) sendmail
dnl # to accept connections once it has reached its quota of child
dnl #
dnl define(`confMAX_DAEMON_CHILDREN', `20')dnl
dnl #
dnl # Limits the number of new connections per second. This caps the
dnl # incurred due to forking new sendmail processes. May be useful
dnl # DoS attacks or barrages of spam. (As mentioned below, a per-IP
dnl # limit would be useful but is not available as an option at this
dnl #
dnl define(`confCONNECTION_RATE_THROTTLE', `3')dnl
dnl #
dnl # The -t option will retry delivery if e.g. the user runs over his
dnl #
FEATURE(local_procmail, `', `procmail -t -Y -a $h -d $u')dnl
FEATURE(`access_db', `hash -T<TMPF> -o /etc/mail/access.db')dnl
FEATURE(`authinfo', `hash -o /etc/mail/authinfo.db')dnl
dnl #
dnl # For using Cyrus-IMAPd as POP3/IMAP server through LMTP delivery
dnl # the following 2 definitions and activate below in the MAILER
section the
dnl # cyrusv2 mailer.
dnl #
dnl define(`confLOCAL_MAILER', `cyrusv2')dnl
dnl define(`CYRUSV2_MAILER_ARGS', `FILE /var/lib/imap/socket/lmtp')dnl
dnl #
dnl # The following causes sendmail to only listen on the IPv4
loopback address
dnl # and not on any other network devices. Remove the
dnl # address restriction to accept email from the internet or
dnl #
DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtp,Addr=, Name=MTA')dnl
dnl #
dnl # The following causes sendmail to additionally listen to port 587
dnl # mail from MUAs that authenticate. Roaming users who can't reach
dnl # preferred sendmail daemon due to port 25 being blocked or
redirected find
dnl # this useful.
dnl #
dnl DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=submission, Name=MSA, M=Ea')dnl
dnl #
dnl # The following causes sendmail to additionally listen to port
465, but
dnl # starting immediately in TLS mode upon connecting. Port 25 or 587
dnl # by STARTTLS is preferred, but roaming clients using Outlook
Express can't
dnl # do STARTTLS on ports other than 25. Mozilla Mail can ONLY use
dnl # and doesn't support the deprecated smtps; Evolution <1.1.1 uses
dnl # when SSL is enabled-- STARTTLS support is available in version
dnl #
dnl # For this to work your OpenSSL certificates must be configured.
dnl #
dnl DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtps, Name=TLSMTA, M=s')dnl
dnl #
dnl # The following causes sendmail to additionally listen on the IPv6
dnl # device. Remove the loopback address restriction listen to the
dnl #
dnl DAEMON_OPTIONS(`port=smtp,Addr=::1, Name=MTA-v6, Family=inet6')dnl
dnl #
dnl # enable both ipv6 and ipv4 in sendmail:
dnl #
dnl DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Name=MTA-v4, Family=inet, Name=MTA-v6,
dnl #
dnl # We strongly recommend not accepting unresolvable domains if you
want to
dnl # protect yourself from spam. However, the laptop and users on
dnl # that do not have 24x7 DNS do need this.
dnl #
dnl #
dnl FEATURE(`relay_based_on_MX')dnl
dnl #
dnl # Also accept email sent to "localhost.localdomain" as local
dnl #
dnl #
dnl # The following example makes mail from this host and any
dnl # specified domains appear to be sent from mydomain.com
dnl #
dnl #
dnl # masquerade not just the headers, but the envelope as well
dnl #
dnl #
dnl # masquerade not just @mydomainalias.com, but @*.mydomainalias.com
as well
dnl #
dnl FEATURE(masquerade_entire_domain)dnl
dnl #
dnl MASQUERADE_DOMAIN(localhost)dnl
dnl MASQUERADE_DOMAIN(localhost.localdomain)dnl
dnl MASQUERADE_DOMAIN(mydomainalias.com)dnl
dnl MASQUERADE_DOMAIN(mydomain.lan)dnl
dnl MAILER(cyrusv2)dnla
Question by:rapperyo
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Accepted Solution

rapperyo earned 0 total points
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Fixed thanks to Tilman's post on comp.mail.sendmail.

I had smtp.broadband.rogers.com in authinfo, the same as what I had for SMART_HOST in sendmail.mc but I had to change authinfo to smtp-rog.mail.yahoo.com
I wasn't worried about this at first because a "dig" on smtp.broadband.rogers.com shows that it resolves to smtp-rog.mail.yahoo.com (Rogers uses Yahoo's infrastructure) so as far as I was concerned it was the same thing.  In fact sendmail ends up trying to deliver the mail to the right place, but beacuse smtp-rog.mail.yahoo.com cannot be found in authinfo, the credentials cannot be found.

Hope this helps someone else!


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