Where's my mail???

Thomas Kessler audiocollage at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jan 10 14:15:37 EST 2005

Here's what I found in the maillog:

Maillog:  What is Hard links not allowed???  See below:
Jan 10 13:56:17 server sendmail[3539]: j0AIuHlA003537:
to=<thomaskessler at audiocollagerecordings.com>, delay=00:00:00,
xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=cyrusv2, pri=122057, relay=localhost, dsn=4.3.5,
stat=Deferred: Hard links not allowed

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 Red Hat Linux')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 #
dnl define(`SMART_HOST',`smtp.your.provider')
dnl #
dnl define(`confAUTO_REBUILD')dnl
define(`confTO_CONNECT', `1m')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(`confPRIVACY_FLAGS',
define(`confAUTH_OPTIONS', `A')dnl
dnl #
dnl # The following allows relaying if the user authenticates, and disallows
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 by dnl # Mozilla Mail and
Evolution, though Outlook Express and other MUAs do dnl # use LOGIN. Other
mechanisms should be used if the connection is not dnl # guaranteed secure.
dnl # Please remember that saslauthd needs to be running for AUTH. 
dnl #
PLAIN')dnl dnl # dnl # Rudimentary information on creating certificates for
sendmail TLS:
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',`/usr/share/ssl/certs')
dnl define(`confCACERT',`/usr/share/ssl/certs/ca-bundle.crt')
dnl define(`confSERVER_CERT',`/usr/share/ssl/certs/sendmail.pem')
dnl define(`confSERVER_KEY',`/usr/share/ssl/certs/sendmail.pem')
dnl #
dnl # This allows sendmail to use a keyfile that is shared with OpenLDAP's
dnl # slapd, which requires the file to be readble by group ldap dnl # 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(`mailertable',`hash -o /etc/mail/mailertable.db')dnl
FEATURE(`virtusertable',`hash -o /etc/mail/virtusertable.db')dnl
FEATURE(redirect)dnl FEATURE(always_add_domain)dnl FEATURE(use_cw_file)dnl
FEATURE(use_ct_file)dnl dnl # dnl # The following limits the number of
processes sendmail can fork to accept dnl # incoming messages or process its
message queues to 12.) sendmail refuses dnl # to accept connections once it
has reached its quota of child processes.
dnl #
dnl define(`confMAX_DAEMON_CHILDREN', 12)dnl dnl # dnl # Limits the number
of new connections per second. This caps the overhead dnl # incurred due to
forking new sendmail processes. May be useful against dnl # DoS attacks or
barrages of spam. (As mentioned below, a per-IP address 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 quota.
dnl #
FEATURE(`access_db',`hash -T<TMPF> -o /etc/mail/access.db')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
loopback dnl # address restriction to accept email from the internet or
dnl #
dnl DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtp,Addr=, Name=MTA')dnl dnl # dnl # The
following causes sendmail to additionally listen to port 587 for dnl # mail
from MUAs that authenticate. Roaming users who can't reach their 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 followed
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
STARTTLS dnl # and doesn't support the deprecated smtps; Evolution <1.1.1
uses smtps dnl # when SSL is enabled-- STARTTLS support is available in
version 1.1.1.
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 loopback dnl #
device. Remove the loopback address restriction listen to the network.
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
computers dnl # that do not have 24x7 DNS do need this.
dnl #
dnl FEATURE(`accept_unresolvable_domains')dnl
dnl #
dnl FEATURE(`relay_based_on_MX')dnl
dnl #
dnl # Also accept email sent to "localhost.localdomain" as local email.
dnl #
dnl #
dnl # The following example makes mail from this host and any additional dnl
# specified domains appear to be sent from mydomain.com dnl #
dnl #
dnl # masquerade not just the headers, but the envelope as well dnl #
FEATURE(masquerade_envelope)dnl dnl # dnl # masquerade not just
@mydomainalias.com, but @*.mydomainalias.com as well dnl #
dnl #
dnl #
dnl MASQUERADE_DOMAIN(mydomainalias.com)dnl
dnl MASQUERADE_DOMAIN(mydomain.lan)dnl
define(`confLOCAL_MAILER', `cyrusv2')dnl MAILER(smtp)dnl

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-info-cyrus at lists.andrew.cmu.edu
[mailto:owner-info-cyrus at lists.andrew.cmu.edu] On Behalf Of Dick Davies
Sent: Monday, January 10, 2005 12:59 PM
To: Thomas Kessler
Cc: Cyrus Users
Subject: Re: Where's my mail???

* Thomas Kessler <audiocollage at sbcglobal.net> [0122 17:22]:

You're mostly there, you just need to knock some sense into 

> system.conf
you mean syslog.conf ? Looks alright.

> xinetd.conf

This tells xinetd to fire up imapd when a connection comes into the imap
Don't know why you want that? Just uncomment the imap line in cyrus.conf
and have imapd start at system boot, it'll be more efficient.
This isn't broken, though.

> sendmail.mc

> define(`confLOCAL_MAILER', `cyrusv2')dnl MAILER(`cyrusv2')dnl
> MAILER(local)dnl MAILER(smtp)dnl

This is the bit that needs fixing - you need to tell sendmail 
a) what domains to send to cyrus
b) how to get those mails to cyrus

I don't speak gibberish <g> so don't know what sendmail is doing.
Does it log  deliveries?  Do you have a mail* logfile in /var/log
somewhere? See if that has anything useful in it.

Then google for the error and paste it in blindly :D

Or use a less clanky mail daemon, exim/postfix/qmail/<almost anything else>.

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