I am running Fedora 10 and working with sendmail to send messages via various scripts. I've gotten everything working and under normal circumstances the messages get delivered as expected. However when I reboot my computer, all mail designated for sendmail gets hung up in the queue. I've confirmed that sendmail is set to start on boot (runlevel 5) and I've checked for the existence of sendmail processes (they indeed exist after boot).
However, if I restart the sendmail daemon manually, everything in the queue gets sent and I get flooded with a backlog of emails from the past several hours (or days).
Is there a reason or common problem as to why sendmail doesn't actually process mail after startup and why manually restarting the process seems to solve the problem? Is this a bug in sendmail?
/var/log/maillog doesn't reveal anything out of the ordinary.
Here's the pertinent info:
Thanks for any insight!