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Date:      Mon, 2 Aug 1999 10:29:01 -0500
From:      "Alejandro Ramirez" <>
To:        <>, "Freebsd-Questions" <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   RE: Relaying Denied (reject=550)
Message-ID:  <030501bedcfb$bf5b8260$>
References:  <000001bedcee$befc8560$cb730418@charles.domain>

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If you are running sendmail 8.9.x, the you have the relay option disabled by
default, you have to create a file named /etc/mail/relay-domains, and put in
there the IP addresses of the computers you want to relay mail trough your
server, it can also be a complete class:
for the complete class C Network.


----- Original Message -----
From: Charles A. Peters <>
To: Freebsd-Questions <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Sent: Monday, August 02, 1999 8:55 AM
Subject: Relaying Denied (reject=550)

> I am having a problem with a small email server (less than 200
> messages per day).  From several domains, I am getting the following
> type of error message:
> reject=550 <>... Relaying denied
> where username is the name of the person to receive the email
> message.
> I believe that the problem is on my system, and possibly the fact
> that my mail server is connected to the @home network via a cable
> modem.  I have 3 domains sending and receiving email on this machine.
> I have created a file that contains the names of the
> domains hosted on this machine.  I do not believe that my host name
> is not syncing up properly.
> It also seems that the reply to address is not the same as the domain
> that I am sending from.
> I have included a snippet from a rejection message that I received
> below:
> > The message could not be sent because one of the recipients was
> > rejected by the
> > server. Server Response. '550 <>...
> Relaying
> > denied'.
> > Account: '', SMTP Server: ''
> > Error
> > Number: 0x800ccc79).
> Other than that, all else seems to be working fine.
> Any suggestions would be appreciated.
> Thanks in advance!
> Charles
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