Apparently my ISP _really_ doesn't like it if I try to run my own smtp server. They want me to send everything through theirs.
Glad to know I didn't screw up on configuring sendmail.
all better. (though disgustingly slow on anything involving email now.)
Exactly which mail server does LJ use? For some reason new accounts at lie.ath.cx don't get validation emails. I'm pretty certain it's a mail server issue, since I used to have php forums up and those never sent the validation emails either.
If I don't have the proper mail server set up, or if I horribly screwed up the config, what would the repercussions be for turning validation off completely until I figure out the problem? (If that's even possible)