System Administration Guide: Network Services

Troubleshooting Procedures and Tips for Mail Services (Task Map)

The following table describes troubleshooting procedures and tips for mail services.



For Instructions 

Testing mail configuration 

Steps for testing changes to the sendmail configuration file

How to Test the Mail Configuration

Checking mail aliases 

A step to confirm that mail can or cannot be delivered to a specified recipient 

How to Check Mail Aliases

Testing the rule sets 

Steps for checking the input and returns of the sendmail rule sets

How to Test the sendmail Rule Sets

Verifying connections to other systems 

Tips for verifying connections to other systems 

How to Verify Connections to Other Systems

Logging messages by using the syslogd program

Tips for gathering error message information 

Logging Error Messages

Checking other sources for diagnostic information 

Tips for getting diagnostic information from other sources 

Other Sources for Mail Diagnostic Information