[Esd-l] undeliverable mail

John D. Hardin jhardin at impsec.org
Thu Jan 31 06:54:00 PST 2002

On Thu, 31 Jan 2002, Herbert Nkhoma wrote:

> I am trying to enable scanning of outgoing mail. After following
> the instructions mail is being returned as undeliverable. I was
> trying to send an email to hnkhoma at clcom.net this is what I get

Just so I'm in sync with you: which instructions?

> The original message was received at Wed, 30 Jan 2002 17:06:34 +0200
> from root at localhost    ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
> hnkhoma at clcom.net.procmail
>     (reason: 550 Host unknown)    ----- Transcript of session follows -----
> 550 5.1.2 hnkhoma at clcom.net.procmail... Host unknown (Name server: clcom.net.procmail:
> host not found)

Did you add the "CPprocmail" line near the beginning of your
sendmail.cf? If not, it's trying to find the ....procmail domain via
DNS, which won't work.
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