SUMMARY: Can't send any mail from Solaris 9 machine

From: Dave Martini 1 <>
Date: Fri Feb 11 2005 - 13:10:40 EST
Thanks to George for his reply this worked for me!

Try adding your mail relay host to in the /etc/mail dir. And
make sure the mail relay host is defined in the /etc/hosts file. That is
how I got mine to work. Had the same error


I did what George suggested but did not need to add my mail host to 
my /etc/hosts file but I did add it to my /etc/mail/ file.

Here is my original question

I have a solaris 9 new installed machine and I'm not able to send
mail out from it.
I just type 

and it never sends it although I see this error in the mqueue file 
"Connection refused by

As far as I know sendmail does not need to be running on the machine
to send mail out, only to receive mail is that correct?

# pwd
# more qfj04LmFhs000552
MDeferred: Connection refused by []   <<<<<<<< What does this mean??
${daemon_flags}c u
MDeferred: Connection refused by []
H?P?Return-Path: <g>
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        for; Tue, 4 Jan 2005 13:48:15 -0800 (PST)
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Thank You
Dave Martini
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