I have bought a domain, lets call it, bb.com And managed to mess around with the DNS and sendmail settings (called the server linux.bb.com), so when I send mail using the "mail" command in the terminal, I can send mail to my hotmail that looks like it comes from firstname.lastname@example.org
(or when using Webmin it looks like email@example.com
).. So. It is working sort of.
Doesn't even go in the junk mail
Sadly, the answers to the email does not go to my linux machine.
Other information that maybe is useful (???):
I also got a fixed IP (cost me a bit), and a router / modem / firewall box (billion 746)
I don't use telnet (seems to be connected to sendmail somehow I read in these forums
), but I like ssh.
I bought the domain from www.dd24.net
(same as www.domaindiscount24.com
), and it has email forwarding as part of it services. (So I forward all email to this address to my hotmail per today).
But in the domain admin web pages of dd24.net they have also some text boxes called MX1: MX2: MX3 etc. And from what I can read on this forum, this got something to do with mail.
Soo... My questions is.
What do I type in these blank MX boxes to make the email go to my linux machine instead of my hotmail? My best bet is simply the IP address to my ADSL modem / router. Do I include some port information to. Like 184.108.40.206:25 ? (On the dd24.net site, they ask us nicely not to use IP addresses in the MX boxes, but names... but I don't see how I can do that with my home server)
I guess I would also have to open up port 25 on my firewalls, and forward port 25 to the Linux machine (sendmail uses port 25?)
Another question is how I make these mail visible in the gnome "outlook" lookalike program, but I wait with that. And if there is any security conserns I should look into.
Hope yous can help