I found a solution to a similar problem here http://davespicks.com/writing/progra...upfailure.html
and tried it even though I didn't expect it to help. After I made the change to /etc/mail/mailertable I get a different error, now it says "Deferred: Connection timed out with hotmail.com."
When I try to ping mx2.homail.com I get an IP but no ping reply.
This is all new to me, I've been playing with linux for about 5-6 months now. What would I need to do if I don't have a valid MX record?
when I run dig mydoman.com MX i get the following
; <<>> DiG 9.2.2-P3 <<>> mydomain.com MX
;; global options: printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 35114
;; flags: qr aa rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY:1, ADDITIONAL:0
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;mydomain.com. IN MX
;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
mydomain.com 86400 IN SOA ns1.provider.net hostmaster.provider.net. 2004030800 28800 7200 604800 86400
;; Query time: 50 msec
;; SERVER: 188.8.131.52#53 (184.108.40.206)
;; WHEN: Thu Mar 18 10:52:43 2004
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 98
Can you tell me what I need to do to fix this?