nicolai-qmail at chocolatine
Apr 2, 2011, 10:03 AM
Post #2 of 3
On Sat, Apr 02, 2011 at 01:46:32AM -0400, piercedfreak wrote:
Re: Qmail not delivering to remote, no errors
[In reply to]
> If I try to send a message to a nonlocal address, such as 1 on hotmail, it
> just sits in queue.
There are several explanations; you'll have to investigate further.
First, what are the results of running qmail-lint as found on
qmail.org? Can you telnet directly to port 25 of Hotmail's MX
machines and issue SMTP commands to send yourself a mail you then
Another form of "log" is contained in bounce messages. To force a
bounce for the message in the queue you can do one of the following:
1. Temporarily set the control file queuelifetime (see Life With
Qmail) to a low value (like 60) and restart qmail.
2. Touch the related queue file with an appropriate date in the
future, beyond one week from now. You can google something like
qmail queue touch timestamp force bounce for various examples and
A bounce message should give you an indication of where to start
looking, if it doesn't answer the question straight out.