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Old 09-20-2003, 08:17 PM   #1
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cant send email, "no route to host"


im using evolution, and im able to receive my mails, but i cannot send them. when i try to send my mails, i get this output

Error while performing operation:
Could not connect to smtp.www.com (port 25): No route to host

anybody knows what this might be??

Last edited by nef; 09-23-2003 at 12:05 PM.
 
Old 09-20-2003, 08:25 PM   #2
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Most likely this is an error in your evolution configuration. Go into the configuration for evolution and see if your smpt send server is set up as smtp.www.com. If it is then change it to the correct name.
 
Old 09-22-2003, 12:12 AM   #3
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thanks for your reply

i dont get it, in my configuration, the server is set up as
smtp.www.com

isnt this the correct name????
if it isnt, what is it???
 
Old 09-22-2003, 05:52 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by nef
thanks for your reply

i dont get it, in my configuration, the server is set up as
smtp.www.com

isnt this the correct name????
if it isnt, what is it???
Usually it something like: smtp.providername.com

You should have a look at the outgoing mail-server (smtp) and add the correct smtp-server. If you don't know the name of the smtp server of your provder, please contact them and ask them what name to use ...

Hope this helps,
 
Old 09-23-2003, 01:52 AM   #5
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i think i know why we arent understanding each other

my provider is www.com. if you tipe www.com on your browsers thingy for writing the page you want to go, youll find a site named www.com which is my mail provider (when somebody asks for my mail and i say @www.com, they always ask me "are you sure??").
in their configuration, it says their smtp server is smtp.www.com

any other ideas?
 
Old 09-23-2003, 02:35 AM   #6
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Re: cant send email, "no route to host"

Quote:
Originally posted by nef
im using evolution, and im able to receive my mails, but i cannot receive them. when i try to receive my mails, i get this output

Error while performing operation:
Could not connect to smtp.www.com (port 25): No route to host

anybody knows what this might be??
Okay that clear for me. What about this question you wrote, I don't get it:

im using evolution, and im able to receive my mails, but i cannot receive them. when i try to receive my mails, i get this output

"I'm able to receive my mails, but I cannot receive them". Does it mean that the mails arriving at the provider, but YOU are not able to get them on your local machine, by using evolution right ?

No route to host usually means (in network terms) that the ip route to an IP address is not known. Are you able to browse the www, and not haveing any problems ?
 
Old 09-23-2003, 11:33 AM   #7
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The name www.com faked me out too. Do you have similar problems with your web browser?
 
Old 09-23-2003, 12:03 PM   #8
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oops, i hadnt noticed,
what i meant is im able to receive, but im not able to send
i really messed up the whole message. sorry

i have problems sending my mails, not receiving them
im going to edit the first post so it says what it is supposed

and no, i dont have any problems browsing trough the site, im able to receive and send my mails from my browser (which is what i have been doing).

i read in other threads and it suggested to ping the server, when i did, i got this

[nef@localhost nef]$ ping smtp.www.com
PING local-mail.www.com (209.132.205.233) 56(84) bytes of data.
From 10.16.171.1 icmp_seq=14 Packet filtered
From 10.16.171.1 icmp_seq=41 Packet filtered
From 10.16.171.1 icmp_seq=65 Packet filtered
From 10.16.171.1 icmp_seq=68 Packet filtered
From 10.16.171.1 icmp_seq=71 Packet filtered
From 10.16.171.1 icmp_seq=75 Packet filtered
From 10.16.171.1 icmp_seq=78 Packet filtered
From 10.16.171.1 icmp_seq=107 Packet filtered

--- local-mail.www.com ping statistics ---
114 packets transmitted, 0 received, +8 errors, 100% packet loss, time 113160ms

i dont really know what this means, but intuition (and a 100% packet loss) tells me it didnt work

Last edited by nef; 09-23-2003 at 12:13 PM.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 05:05 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by nef
oops, i hadnt noticed,
what i meant is im able to receive, but im not able to send
i really messed up the whole message. sorry

i have problems sending my mails, not receiving them
im going to edit the first post so it says what it is supposed

and no, i dont have any problems browsing trough the site, im able to receive and send my mails from my browser (which is what i have been doing).

i read in other threads and it suggested to ping the server, when i did, i got this

[nef@localhost nef]$ ping smtp.www.com
PING local-mail.www.com (209.132.205.233) 56(84) bytes of data.
From 10.16.171.1 icmp_seq=14 Packet filtered
From 10.16.171.1 icmp_seq=41 Packet filtered
From 10.16.171.1 icmp_seq=65 Packet filtered
From 10.16.171.1 icmp_seq=68 Packet filtered
From 10.16.171.1 icmp_seq=71 Packet filtered
From 10.16.171.1 icmp_seq=75 Packet filtered
From 10.16.171.1 icmp_seq=78 Packet filtered
From 10.16.171.1 icmp_seq=107 Packet filtered

--- local-mail.www.com ping statistics ---
114 packets transmitted, 0 received, +8 errors, 100% packet loss, time 113160ms

i dont really know what this means, but intuition (and a 100% packet loss) tells me it didnt work
Maybe we have an answer here, it seems like that you have packet filtering enabled, something like a firewall ? iptables maybe? To see if there are any rules active type the following in you're terminal:

iptables -L -v

If you got a list of rules which might contain rules which are blocking your smtp port (25) or any other possible addempt to connect. Then switch of that rule or the whole firewall to check. Keep in mind that this might also lock you're internet connection.

Hope this helps,
 
  


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