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Old 11-21-2006, 02:30 PM   #1
consistgd
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Unhappy Cannot receive emails from outside world


I installed qmail using instructions from qmailrocks.org.
Installation went with no errors.
Now I can send messages using this smtp server regardless what client software I use and where the computer is, so smtp works fine.
I can send - receive messages between users of the qmail server I installed also regardless where the client computer is.
But this email server does not receive any messages from any email server from outside world. And I do not get any error messages. Messages like disappear.
Is that something with the server or may be with MX record, etc?
Any one have suggestion?
 
Old 11-21-2006, 04:19 PM   #2
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Not knowing your domain name, I can't query your DNS server to check your MX record. You could use a tool like nslookup to verify your mx record is available. An example interactive nslookup session follows:

Code:
$ nslookup

> set query=mx
Next enter your domain name at the > prompt.

Code:
> domain.com
This should give you the mx record for domain.com, just replace domain.com with your domain name. If that all looks correct you might want to make sure that port 25 is open to your qmail server.

Edit....: You can telnet to yourdomain.com 25
to test if port 25 is open. Of course this would have to be from outside.

Last edited by fordeck; 11-21-2006 at 04:29 PM.
 
Old 11-21-2006, 05:14 PM   #3
consistgd
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fordeck
Not knowing your domain name, I can't query your DNS server to check your MX record. You could use a tool like nslookup to verify your mx record is available. An example interactive nslookup session follows:

Code:
$ nslookup

> set query=mx
Next enter your domain name at the > prompt.

Code:
> domain.com
This should give you the mx record for domain.com, just replace domain.com with your domain name. If that all looks correct you might want to make sure that port 25 is open to your qmail server.

Edit....: You can telnet to yourdomain.com 25
to test if port 25 is open. Of course this would have to be from outside.
Many thanks for the reply. The port 25 was not open to access from outside world. I opened it and it works now.
My test domain is mail2.consist.com, if you could check if MX records is OK, that woudl be great.
Too bad, that did not give any error messages.

Thanks.
 
Old 11-21-2006, 05:45 PM   #4
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Here is the result when looking at "consist.com"

Code:
]$ nslookup
> set query=mx
> consist.com
Server:         xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Address:        xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx#53

Non-authoritative answer:
consist.com     mail exchanger = 50 mail-fwd.verio-web.com.

Authoritative answers can be found from:
consist.com     nameserver = ns11a.verio-web.com.
consist.com     nameserver = ns11b.verio-web.com.
mail-fwd.verio-web.com  internet address = 161.58.16.34
ns11a.verio-web.com     internet address = 161.58.148.38
ns11b.verio-web.com     internet address = 161.58.148.98
Here is the result when looking at "mail2.consist.com"

Code:
> mail2.consist.com
Server:         xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Address:        xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx#53

Non-authoritative answer:
mail2.consist.com       mail exchanger = 50 mail2.consist.com.

Authoritative answers can be found from:
consist.com     nameserver = ns11a.verio-web.com.
consist.com     nameserver = ns11b.verio-web.com.
ns11a.verio-web.com     internet address = 161.58.148.38
ns11b.verio-web.com     internet address = 161.58.148.98
>
Here is the result of a telnet session:

Code:
]$ telnet mail2.consist.com 25
Trying 207.156.172.155...
Connected to mail2.consist.com (207.156.172.155).
Escape character is '^]'.
220 mail2.consist.com ESMTP
The message "220 mail2.consist.com ESMTP" tells me that your server is accepting mail.
 
  


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