sendmail problem

Paul Howarth paul at
Tue Mar 15 20:17:12 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-03-15 at 14:08 -0600, avi at wrote:
> For some reason I can not receive any email. As far as I know I did not change
> anything major in the config files. The error I get in the maillog file is
> SMTP connect to localhost failed
> SMTP error: 451 4.3.2 Please try again later
> ... relay=[], dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred: 451 4.3.2 Please try again later
> stat=Deferred: Connection refused by []
> What could be affecting the sending of local mail. I am using fetchmail to
> retrieve mail.

What's the output of:
# service sendmail status
# ps uaxww | grep sendmail
# netstat -lp

Paul Howarth <paul at>

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