OT Sendmail and Motorola smartphones

Steve Campbell campbell at cnpapers.com
Mon Apr 16 20:21:49 IST 2012

On 4/16/2012 2:50 PM, Alex Neuman wrote:
> Or saslauthd is down. Or the AUTH methods aren't specified properly.
> Or port 587 is being  listened to on the wrong interface.
> Without some more investigation at layer 3, it's a bit hard to say.
> On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 1:37 PM, Ken A<ka at pacific.net>  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
>> 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
>> --
>> Ken Anderson
>> Pacific Internet - http://www.pacific.net
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>> --
ps ax shows saslauthd running using Pam.

my sendmail.mc has the following:
define(`confAUTH_OPTIONS', `A')dnl

I can't think of any other options right now

netstat is showing:
tcp        0      0        *                   LISTEN

For the time being, I've only got one NIC active, one real address and 
one virtual on it.

Thanks for the help


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