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Old 10-16-2004, 09:57 PM   #1
liquidcool
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Mail not being delivered


Hey All,

I have an issue and I don't know where it lies. I have sendmail 8.12 running fully configured to send and receive mail. I have registered an MX record for my domain which points to my server. It is able to send mail out of the server to anywhere on the net, and also able to transfer mail on my local network, but when mail is sent externally to my local domain nothing is received. Neither do I get a returned email giving me a failure. Its like it dissapears completely off the face of the earth.

Is this a configuration problem with my sendmail server or something to do with how my MX record is setup ?

Cheers

Jason
 
Old 10-17-2004, 03:20 AM   #2
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If you post your domain name, I (or someone else) will have a look at the MX setup and try an email or two to make sure the server is accepting mail properly from an external source... have you checked your maillog for any clues?
 
Old 10-17-2004, 03:57 AM   #3
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You should tail -f maillog while you test and see what's going on.
 
Old 10-17-2004, 07:18 AM   #4
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I have looked through the mail log and I cannot find anything in there that suggests sendmail is even receiving the email externally. I have checked my firewall logs and there is nothing in there that suggests anything is being blocked either.

I am completely stumped
 
Old 10-17-2004, 03:44 PM   #5
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If you're not going to post the domain name, then you will have to do the tests yourself. Read here http://www.yuki-onna.co.uk/email/smtp.html and test telnet from an external source, to see if mail is being accepted.
 
  


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