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Old 07-12-2001, 11:53 PM   #1
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I can recieve mail (outlook) but i cant send mail

I am really new at this stuff, i have RedHat 7.0 went in to Linuxconf and setup what i thought was sendmail. my MX record at uunet points to

I have set up Outlook express to get my mail from home. it pulls the mail from the server but if i want to send i get an error like this:
The connection to the server has failed. Account: '111.111.XXX.XXX', Server: '111.111.XXX.XXX', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 25, Secure(SSL): Yes, Socket Error: 10060, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E

its Microsoft (go figure) the error is useless to me.
the other problem is how do i know that i am going to get mail do i need to poll it from somewhere in UUnet?
Old 07-13-2001, 01:00 AM   #2
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If I understand this correctly, you are trying to send mail from a domain that is different from the doamin on which the mail server is running. As far as I know, this would require you to change the permissions for sending mail which would allow sends from non-local domains = open relay = SPAM vector.

Or it's just a problem with secure authentication on port 25.
Old 07-13-2001, 06:11 AM   #3
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Under /etc/mail

add these to "relay-domains"
and to "access"

localhost.localdomain RELAY
localhost RELAY RELAY

also list you domain in "local-host-names"
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Thank you, I will try this
Old 07-13-2001, 09:54 AM   #5
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it was late when i posted that, I didnt explain it well.

this is a standalone server, its connected to a T1 (surfing is blazing on that baby) i called UUNET and asked them to send all my mail to "" they updated the MX record. but my web site is actualy hosted in Detroit and i am in VA and the mail server that i am refering to is in DC, so i want my wife friends etc to be able to use outlook to pull mail from that server.

I know they will need to put something in outlook to say use the following server. i would like it to be for both pop and smtp.

no when i connect to the server i can get mail from the box that i created as test mail in my box. but i am unable to send mail out.

the other problem is that when i send mail to it doesnt show up in my mail box, it just dissappears. (it goes to someones bit bucket)

i hope this is a better explantion of my problem.


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