OT Sendmail and Motorola smartphones

Ken A ka at pacific.net
Mon Apr 16 19:37:26 IST 2012

On 4/16/2012 11:20 AM, Steve Campbell wrote:
> Completely off topic - just curious if anyone has had problems similar.
> I've upgraded email servers from an old Centos 3 to a new Centos 6
> sendmail server. Just recently our company renewed it's contract and all
> smartphones were upgraded to the Motorola Milestone X2. These are used
> by our sales staff when they're out in the field and are allowed to
> relay through our servers using smtp auth.
> I have port 587 set up with smtp auth. I'm fairly certain that this was
> working shortly after the upgrade, but now smtp to this port does not
> work. It doesn't seem to matter what settings I put in the phone, my
> maillog returns:
> sendmail[2765]: q3GG1Gng002765: 70-32-205-105.unassigned.ntelos.net
> [] did not issue MAIL/EXPN/VRFY/ETRN during connection to MSA.

That usually means that the client isn't sending the authentication info 
- user & pass.

Do you have one of these new phones to test this with?

You could turn up logging in sendmail -
define(`confLOG_LEVEL', `14')dnl


> I don't think it's sendmail because the sendmail.mc is identical to the
> old server's file.
> I can set up an account using things like Thunderbird just fine, but
> then I'm using our network, but I'm still able to use port 587.
> Originally the problem was with one of the dnsbl I was using. (Seems
> that our provider had blocked their own IPs in one of the spamhaus.org
> RBLs to protect themselves from spam and using that blocked us from
> using the IPs they had assigned their smartphones). I switched from
> zen.spamhaus.org to sbl-xbl.spamhaus.org and that fixed it for a while.
> My main question is about the Motorola Milestone mail client. Anyone
> have an opinion on how reliable it is? Does it follow the settings I set
> on it and has anyone run into problems using this phone as I'm trying to
> use them?
> Thanks for any clues.
> steve campbell

Ken Anderson
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