Sendmail is not snding mail but giving dead.letter. What is dead.letter?

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by gsatnoida, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. gsatnoida

    gsatnoida Guest

    When ever I am trying to email through command line or through perl,
    go the dead.letter issue.
    Below is the output of Perl Script....
    Processing email
    /home/gsaxena/dead.letter... Saved message in /home/gsaxena/
    Email closed

    Hello is just a print // customized String
    Processing email is written before open mail command // customized
    /home/gsaxena/dead.letter... Saved message in /home/gsaxena/
    dead.letter is the issue // Not able to send email
    Email closed is just a print // customized String

    Please suggest.

    gsatnoida, Feb 9, 2007
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  2. gsatnoida

    Moe Trin Guest

    "dead letter" is a term used in the real Post Office, and refers to mail
    that can not be delivered - often because the address is wrong, or there
    is no stamp, and no (useful) return address. SMTP uses a similar function
    when email is undeliverable for any reason.
    Mail configuration problem. Look in /var/log/maillog for clues. There
    are just to many possible causes to guess what the problem may be, but
    it usually revolves about addresses - destination address is bad, no
    working DNS to locate a mail server at the destination, blocklist
    problems where the destination refuses to accept your mail, sender is
    not accepted by the destination... really a lot of things.

    Old guy
    Moe Trin, Feb 10, 2007
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