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Date:      Wed, 28 Nov 2001 17:59:37 -0500 (EST)
From:      Marco Radzinschi <>
To:        Raja Velu <>
Cc:        <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD sendmail server and POP clients
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000001c1785a$646c6660$1b00a8c0@micronet>

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First, make sure sendmail is actually enabled in your system by checking
that the following line is in your /etc/rc.conf file. It will start upon


The reason I am suggesting something so simple is that Pine does NOT need
sendmail enabled to send email; it calls it directly.  As such, even
though you can send e-mail from Pine, sendmail may very well not be

Next, make sure the "SMTP server" value in outlook (in the configuration
somwhere) actually points to your mail server. :-)

Finally, read the following document to enable relaying from your subnet.
In particular, read the section entitled "The Access Database" carefully.

That's all I can think of for now.

Marco Radzinschi

AOL IM: CrackedBoy

Running FreeBSD 4.4-RELEASE i386
 5:52PM  up 17 days,  2:21, 1 user, load averages: 1.00, 1.00, 1.00

On Wed, 28 Nov 2001, Raja Velu wrote:

> Hi,
> I am using a FreeBSD box as a 'test' mail server (running sendmail) and have
> setup a POP server for clients like MS Outlook to download mail from the
> server. The POP clients are all able to receive emails arriving at the
> server. However, all the outgoing mails from the POP clients seem to be
> bouncing back with the message:
> No transport provider was available for delivery to this recipient.
> The same Outlook client with similar configuration works fine with my
> regular externaly hosted mail server. So, I am trying to figure out what I
> have goofed up in my mail/POP server configuration. If anybody has any
> clues, pl let me know.
> I am able to send out emails directly from the server, using 'pine' and such
> utilities.
> TIA.
> Rgds,
> Raja
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