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MiB_24 01-01-2002 10:35 AM

Red hat 7.2 receiving email problem
 
Hi guys ...

I installed RH 7.2 and I really like it. The only problem I have is to configure my pop3 server.
I can send email or messages between users (from the server) but I can receive emails from other compjuters. I setup qpopper and it looks like it works fine. With my outlook express I can connect to my account. The problem, I have is that I never receive emails... I send myself emails and I don't receive them.

I can send emails from each accounts and the address ise user@mydomain.com... I have a dsl connection ... means that my ip address isn't static, that's why I'm using a mydomain.tzo.com

Does anyone know what I have to do?

Thanks

Nick

therion12 01-01-2002 10:38 AM

You use Outlook in Linux? how?

MiB_24 01-01-2002 10:39 AM

lol
 
nah on my win xp machine

therion12 01-01-2002 10:42 AM

I would give Netscape 6.2 a try its very fast now

MiB_24 01-01-2002 10:44 AM

Ok ... the problem is not the mail client ... it's the server who doesn't receive the emails ...

MiB_24 01-01-2002 10:48 AM

if the server would receive the email, I would get a message on the bash ... new mail or something like that ... I tried with pine as well.

KeithKessler 01-01-2002 10:51 AM

Have you crated a MX record with your DNS host?

MiB_24 01-01-2002 10:55 AM

a what ??

MiB_24 01-01-2002 11:24 AM

let say ... If I send an email to user@localhost from pine, I can get it with OE and pine ...

So the problem is with the server receiving the email and give it to the right user...

Can anyone help me?

bluecadet 01-01-2002 11:55 AM

sounds to me like a sendmail problem, or ratehr an smtp server problem. have you actually set one up properly? sendmail should be installed, on the server, but it's default setting is to only accept emails to itself. you have to make it accept conenctions from a network. if you are usng sendmail, check the doc's for it. and look at /etc/mail/sendmail.mc for anythign that's wrong. there's comments in ther.. so you *should* get a Homeresque DOH! moment....

and don't use netscape 6.2 mail. it's toss.

MiB_24 01-01-2002 12:25 PM

Like I said, the problem is with receiving emails ... I can send emails no problem to anyone.

I finally received the emails I was trying to send sincer yesterday ... The error says, Relaying denied... My server refused the email because it cannot relay it to the right user ... That's what I think.

btw... I changed the network in sendmail.mc and it does the same thing

bluecadet 01-01-2002 12:35 PM

hmm.. see stick. hold wrong end...

If you're getting relaynig denied messages, then that's genreally a sendmail error. look at /var/log/maillog.

so, your problem is that you can't get mails from the server to a local windows machine... well surely it's the imap server that's messed up... you have got imapd running on the server i take it?

MiB_24 01-01-2002 12:45 PM

ok it seems you don't understand the problem ... Forget about other computers... My problem is:

Let's say you send me an email to my address: user@blah.tzo.com My account user won't receive the email.

So, I can send email, but my linux box doesn't receive them... basically it receives it but it doesn't give it to the right user, it sends an email back saying:

Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2002 13:36:45 -0500
From: Mail Delivery Subsystem <MAILER-DAEMON@localhost.localdomain>
To: postmaster@localhost.localdomain
Subject: Postmaster notify: see transcript for details
Parts/Attachments:
1 Shown 10 lines Text
2 Shown 273 bytes Message, "Delivery Status"
3 Shown 2.1 KB Message, "Returned mail: see transcript for details"
3.1 Shown 10 lines Text
3.2 Shown 273 bytes Message, "Delivery Status"
3.3 Shown 581 bytes Message, "sjdnjdsnf,sdnfsdnfsdnfsnfdj, "
3.3.1 Shown 2 lines Text
----------------------------------------

The original message was received at Tue, 1 Jan 2002 13:36:45 -0500
from localhost
with id g01Iaj201547

----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
<root@uofree.tzo.com>
(reason: 553 5.3.5 system config error)

----- Transcript of session follows -----
554 5.3.5 Local configuration error

[ Part 2: "Delivery Status" ]
Reporting-MTA: dns; localhost.localdomain
Arrival-Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2002 13:36:45 -0500

Final-Recipient: RFC822; root@uofree.tzo.com
Action: failed
Status: 5.3.5
Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 553 5.3.5 system config error
Last-Attempt-Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2002 13:36:45 -0500


[ Part 3: "Included Message" ]

Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2002 13:36:45 -0500
From: Mail Delivery Subsystem <MAILER-DAEMON>
To: postmaster
To: <root@uofree.tzo.com>
Subject: Returned mail: see transcript for details

The original message was received at Tue, 1 Jan 2002 13:36:44 -0500
from root@localhost

----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
<nick@uofree.tzo.com>
(reason: 553 5.3.5 system config error)

----- Transcript of session follows -----
553 5.3.5 mail.uofree.tzo.com. config error: mail loops back to me (MX problem?)
554 5.3.5 Local configuration error
.....

So I can send emails... but my server doesn't receive the emails properly. what is MX problem ??

MiB_24 01-01-2002 12:52 PM

mail.uofree.tzo.com -> what's that ??? I never specified this address anywhere

bluecadet 01-01-2002 12:59 PM

well, going by that it's sendmail still. sendmail is responsible for taking emails and delivering them to users internally, as well as sending them out to other mail servers. like i said look at the end of /var/log/maillog

personally i've no idea what MX records are all about, i've a mail server on rh71, and i never needed to touch my MX records... so i've not learnt about them.


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