Qmail Problem....? (Receiving mail)
I recently have been having problems Receiving email on my email server at home...
OS: RED HAT 9.0
Domain Registrar: godaddy.com
Everything used to work beautifully for many months but for some reason, inbound mail just stopped working.
As far as I can tell, my router is working fine and all the settings are correct (email start port: 25.....end port: 25)
This is what the error message says when I try to email myself from a yahoo email:
Message from MAILER-DAEMON@yahoo.com on 2 Dec 2004 19:34:15 -0000
Hi. This is the qmail-send program at yahoo.com.
I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following
This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out
Sorry, I couldn't find a mail exchanger or IP address. (#5.4.4)
After checking my DNS settings on GoDaddy.com, this is what my MX record says
1) Priority - 0....Host - @....Goes To - xx.xxx.xx.xx.....TTL 3600
2) Priority - 10...Host - mail...Goes To - xx.xxx.xx.xx..TTL 3600
(*Of course the I have my real IP address in place of the xx.xxx.xx.xx's)
I have absolutely no idea what is wrong. Can somebody please help? Thanks in advance...
u may want to check your "mx record" with dig or nslookup.
$dig mx yourdomain.com
This is the results when I ran dig on my domain.
; <<>> DiG 9.2.1 <<>> mx mydomain.com
;; global options: printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 52634
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 3, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 4
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;mydomain.com. IN MX
;; ANSWER SECTION:
mydomain.com. 3600 IN MX 0 smtp.secureserver.net.
mydomain.com. 3600 IN MX 10 mailstore1.secureserver.net.
mydomain.com. 3600 IN MX 0 mail.mydomain.com.
;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
mydomain.com. 3600 IN NS PARK10.secureserver.net.
mydomain.com. 3600 IN NS PARK9.secureserver.net.
;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
smtp.secureserver.net. 2146 IN A 184.108.40.206
mailstore1.secureserver.net. 2146 IN A 220.127.116.11
PARK9.secureserver.net. 1534 IN A 18.104.22.168
PARK10.secureserver.net. 1534 IN A 22.214.171.124
;; Query time: 140 msec
;; SERVER: 126.96.36.199#53(188.8.131.52)
;; WHEN: Mon Jan 17 08:40:18 2005
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 217
I noticed in the ANSWER Section that it doesn't contian a response for @ or simply "mydomain.com".
I am going to try to make it do that but does anyone else have a clue to why my email wont accept incoming messages, yet deliver's outbound mail flawlessly? (most of the time in less than 10 seconds when I mail myself to yahoo and hotmail):Pengy:
I have fixed the problem. It turned out that I had answered my own question in my last post, but just for future reference for anyone else who may encounter a similar problem, I am posting how I got it working.
The problem lay in my MX record at my registrar's DNS record. My MX record setup was like this initially:
Priority - 0, Host - @, GoesTo - xxx.xxx.xx.xx (my IP address)
The last part (Goes To) was the problem. After I changed it to "mydomain.com", the @ host pointed straight to mydomain and now my inbound mail works again!
Hopefully This will help anyone else and help prevent the frustrations I went through (Sharing is caring!)
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