2 Replies Latest reply: May 14, 2013 5:20 PM by russel RSS

    Email Alerts


      I am not recieving email alerts from the firewall, Sidewinder 8.3.1, and don't really know how to troubleshoot it. When I do "ls /var/spool/mqueue.c" I see there are a ton of messages. I have my "Mail(Sendmail)" properties setup as transparent. How can I get the queued email to send?

        • 1. Re: Email Alerts



          These two commands should help you figure out why the mail is queued up in the first place:




          tail -f /var/log/maillog


          It could be deferred because of DNS problems or something else.





          • 2. Re: Email Alerts

            mailq tells me that I have "Total requests: 5040"


            tail -f /var/log/maillog tells me:


            May 14 09:19:10FW01 sendmail(c)[40767]: grew WorkList for /var/spool/mqueue.c to 4000

            May 14 09:19:10FW01 sendmail(c)[40767]: grew WorkList for /var/spool/mqueue.c to 5000

            May 14 09:19:10FW01 sendmail(c)[40767]: grew WorkList for /var/spool/mqueue.c to 6000

            May 14 09:19:50FW01 sendmail(c)[40768]: r4EGJoSd040768: from=root, size=18126, class="0",nrcpts=3, msgid=<201305141619.r4EGJoSd040768@FW01.demo.test.com>,relay=root@localhost

            May 14 09:19:55FW01 sendmail(9)[40770]: gethostbyaddr( failed: 2

            May 14 09:21:55FW01 sendmail(c)[40773]: r4EGLtMf040773: from=root, size=1082, class="0",nrcpts=1, msgid=<201305141621.r4EGLtMf040773@FW01.demo.test.com>,relay=root@localhost

            May 14 09:22:00FW01 sendmail(9)[40775]: gethostbyaddr( failed: 2

            May 14 09:22:00FW01 sendmail(9)[40775]: r4EGLtMf040773: to=admin, ctladdr=root (0/0), delay=00:00:05,xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=local, pri=121082, dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent

            May 14 09:22:01FW01 sendmail(c)[40777]: r4EGM1EL040777: from=root, size=1884, class="0",nrcpts=3, msgid=<201305141622.r4EGM1EL040777@FW01.demo.test.com>,relay=root@localhost

            May 14 09:22:06FW01 sendmail(9)[40779]: gethostbyaddr( failed: 2