Ok, Ive been digging through google for several day's now and i finally threw in the towel and got an account here.
I set up debian 5 on a vm on one of my server's at home. Followed the tutorial here >> http://www.debianadmin.com/debian-ma...rrel-mail.html
. Right after i did the initial install just as the tutorial says, i was able to recieve mail and collect it via imap on outlook or thunderbird. Finished the tutorial, everything was great. Well i live out in the country deep in the woods on a satellite connection, and that should be enough said so i picked up a cheap vps.
Did the tutorial just the same, except after the initial install i still couln't receive mail. dns mx records were set up the same, only thing different was i was using 32bit deb. 5 at home and 64bit deb. 5 on the vps. Did it over and over finally decided to finish setting up sasl and squirellmail and now i can send email (of course) now that sasl is finished. still cant receive. I used pingability.com to test the mx record's and the only error that came back was that the server gave it relay access denied. Here is the exact error from returned mail from another address i have. <email@example.com>:
host messiah.arealreason.com[126.96.36.199] said:
554 5.7.1 <firstname.lastname@example.org>: Relay access denied (in reply to RCPT
So i tried to telnet arealreason.com 25, that let me in, i typed ehlo arealreason.com, put the sender address and finally when i got to rcpt to it would'nt take the address email@example.com
. remember i can send email from this address it just won't recieve. so i checked netstat -l it shows that smtp is listening on all addresses. i can send via outlook or squirelmail doesn't matter which, but it works. Any insight would be greatly apprecated.
Thanks in advance. -Rick