Trouble sending mail with 'nail'; it works in pine

Björn Lindberg d95-bli at
Tue Oct 16 10:59:24 PDT 2001

I have sendmail installed, and I have no problem sending mail via my own
server in pine or netscape, but for some reason it doesn't work sending
mail directly from the command line with nail. This is very annoying
because I would like being able to send mail from shell scripts or from
a cron job for example.

this is my sendmail log:

Oct 15 13:59:06 nex sendmail[763]: f9FBx6U00763:
from=<d95-bli at>, size=321, class=0, nrcpts=1,
msgid=<Pine.LNX.4.33.0110151358500.194-100000 at>,
proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA, relay=localhost.localdomain []
Oct 15 13:59:06 nex sendmail[765]: f9FBx6U00763:
to=<d95-bli at>, delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=esmtp,
pri=30321, [], dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent
(NAA20583 Message accepted for delivery)
Oct 15 15:15:16 nex sendmail[930]: f9FDFGj00930: from=bjorn, size=265,
nrcpts=1, msgid=<3BCAE164.mailPT1PFKOW at>,
relay=bjorn at localhost
Oct 15 15:15:57 nex sendmail[932]: f9FDFGj00930: to=d95-bli at,
ctladdr=bjorn (100/100), delay=00:00:41, xdelay=00:00:41, mailer=esmtp,
pri=30265, [], dsn=4.0.0,
stat=Deferred: 451 <bjorn at>... Domain must resolve

As you can see, the first mail gets through but the second one doesn't,
the one with the 'Domain must resolve' part.

Any ideas?

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