I initially followed some of the instructions left in user comments to try to solve this problem. I first changed the permissions as per the "can not chdir" comment:
With the result I posted following that comment, that is...no such luck mailing.
Then, on a whim, I followed the instructions on
"Try repairing permissions."
No dice, again. So I posted a question and followed Chris_Stone's instructions and got a bit of a result and I am now hopefully half way there. So here is my resulting mail.log and directory long list, both of which DO NOT JIVE with the hoped for mail.log and drwxrwx--- file permissions
(BTW: I am using OS 10.2.5)
First one sees here my initial attempt to send mail to myself . Then the post posting advice from Chris_Stone (I edited this mail.log to shorten it).
Apr 23 03:15:03 mstrstvnss-Computer sendmail: gethostbyaddr(10.0.1.23) failed: 3
Apr 23 20:49:05 mstrstvnss-Computer sendmail: NOQUEUE: SYSERR(matthew): can not chdir(/var/spool/clientmqueue/): No such file or directory
Apr 24 16:52:49 mstrstvnss-Computer sendmail: h3OLqnEq000700: from=matthew, size=33, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<200304242152.h3OLqnEq000700@mstrstvnss-computer.local>, relay=matthew@localhost
Apr 24 16:52:49 mstrstvnss-Computer sendmail: h3OLqnEq000700: to=matthew, ctladdr=matthew (501/20), delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=30027, relay=localhost [127.0.0.1], dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred: Connection refused by localhost
-rw-rw---- 1 matthew smmsp 6 Apr 24 16:52 dfh3OLqnEq000700