OT Sendmail and Motorola smartphones

Steve Campbell campbell at cnpapers.com
Mon Apr 16 20:17:04 IST 2012

On 4/16/2012 2:37 PM, Ken A wrote:
> 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
Thanks Ken,

I don't have one of these phones. I told my boss it's like being a web 
developer and not being allowed to use a web browser.

I'm kinda thinking the mail client on these phones might be a little flaky.

The config level is a good idea.

> Ken
>> 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

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