Sendmail Using Relay=[127.0.0.1] Instead Of Relay=smtp
(Doc ID 1598357.1)
Last updated on JUNE 01, 2020
Applies to:Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
After configuring sendmail to send out mail from a Linux server using smtp.xxxx.com as the relay, the logs indicate localhost is being used as the relay. Below is an entry in the /var/log/maillog:
Oct 30 16:14:04 hostname sendmail: r9UNE4dl018230: to=<EMAIL_ID>, ctladdr=root (0/0), delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=30005, relay=[127.0.0.1] [127.0.0.1], dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred: Connection refused by [127.0.0.1]
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