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I've been having sooo much trouble with qmail it seems like I'll never figure it out. I've gone through Life With Qmail, and setup everything exactly like I'm supposed to, I am able to start qmail, and am even able to send emails without a hitch from my box (well out to the world anyway).
Receiving emails seems like it's just not working. I'll send post up the message later if it will help (the refusal message), but basically it appears the message just bounces around forever on my server and eventually gets returned by, what appears, to be lack of user (I send it to root).
I guess I just need a little bit of help understanding how users work in qmail, how virtual users work, and how qmail and IMAP server interface?
Also, the alias bit, any help on setting up alias would be greatly appreciated as well.
Plus, if anyone has an easier to follow how-to than Life With Qmail (although that was an excellent tutorial, it seemed WAAAY in depth at points and I think that's where I got lost) that would be nice as well.
And you were dead on too We are definitely progressing, however I'm now recieving a new error, there can only be so many though right
Here's the message:
Subject: failure notice
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 19:19:57 -0700
Name Type Save View
Message text/plain Save
Hi. This is the qmail-send program at curvins.com.
I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following
This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.
This message is looping: it already has my Delivered-To line. (#5.4.6)
--- Below this line is a copy of the message.
Received: (qmail 19359 invoked by alias); 1 Jul 2003 02:19:57 -0000
Received: (qmail 15146 invoked from network); 1 Jul 2003 02:19:57 -0000
Received: from sitemail3.everyone.net (HELO omta01.mta.everyone.net) (184.108.40.206)
by curvins.com with SMTP; 1 Jul 2003 02:19:57 -0000
Received: from sitemail.everyone.net (dsnat [220.127.116.11])
by omta01.mta.everyone.net (Postfix) with ESMTP id 2FC641C3E83
for <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Mon, 30 Jun 2003 19:20:30 -0700 (PDT)
Received: by sitemail.everyone.net (Postfix, from userid 99)
id 289E8ABE5; Mon, 30 Jun 2003 19:20:30 -0700 (PDT)
X-Mailer: MIME-tools 5.41 (Entity 5.404)
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 19:20:30 -0700 (PDT)
From: Master C <MasterC@linuxquestions.net>
Subject: Oh, the usual
testing of course
At which point I've done a google and not come up with much, not anything solid anyway. I'm sorta at a loss again now.
The only thing I can think of is that maybe I don't have my Maildir setup correctly? I have used (my qmail path is /var/qmail) /var/qmail/bin/maildirmake /root/Maildir and it created a Maildir directory in /root with subdirectories "cur new tmp".
I've echoed (or otherwise made sure) ./Maildir/ to /var/qmail/control/defaultdelivery
I've added my domain to all the files in /var/qmail/control that aren't otherwise used (such as defaultdelivery).
David, I'd be glad to give you ssh access for a few if you wanna take a look around. Just email me if you are interested.
Oh, and as a side note, why this is killing me:
I have Postfix installed and working beautifully on another box. However, I've heard a few things about qmail that enticed me to give it a try, one of which was security. I would LOVE to get qmail working, and it's just frastrating me more because I know I could just throw Postfix on there and be done with it in a few hours.
So I did as told, and fired off an email to my user. I have yet to recieve it (at least not in the users Maildir/new (or any directory in ~/Maildir for that matter )), and worse, I haven't gotten back an error message. It's been nearly an hour! Normally, on my Postfix setup, I get emails within about 15 seconds of when they are sent, so I can only guess it's been sent..
I'll do some log digging, and if I find anything that looks valuable I'll post it up. If anyone has suggestions on what/where to look [for] I'd be happy to read them.