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root@localhost problem

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by modom, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. modom

    modom Guest

    I have a problem with the email root@localhost not working on centos 3.5 with plesk.

    This has always worked in the past. Anytime I test my ecommerce store the default email address has been root@localhost and has sent an email to my domain email address when testing. Just recently this has stopped working. The ecommerce store is php. I contacted the ecommerce store developer and root@localhost works for him.

    This is a reply from plesk about cgi recently on my cgi forms that were working, stopped working, and somehow started working again without anyone finding the problem:
    "Actually root@localhost shouldn't work at all. The point is that qmail unlike sendmail is unable to pass messages via the system mail delivery into the /var/spool/mail/username file. It works only via SMTP. Please use an actual mail address in your cgi scripts."

    Since the ecommerce store is php and NOT cgi and root@localhost has been working for months is there someplace I can look to try to find the problem?

    This is what is listed in /etc/hosts:

    # Do not remove the following line, or various programs
    # that require network functionality will fail. localhost godslove.designhosting.biz godslove

  2. phoenixisp

    phoenixisp Silver Pleskian

    Feb 2, 2002
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    I believe your hosts file should look like:

    # Do not remove the following line, or various programs
    # that require network functionality will fail. localhost.localdomain localhost godslove.designhosting.biz godslove
  3. modom

    modom Guest

    Thank you but still doesn't work.

    I know there is some way to configure the server to send email to root@localhost but apparently it was turned off or disabled during the last upgrade or maybe I'm just dreaming that this was working for months and then stopped.

    Is there a way to turn this feature on or off?