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Old 07-06-2005, 10:17 PM   #1
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hostname / email issue

Trying to make FrontPage created forms work .

When I try to send forms to my clients' new BellSouth address it bounces for this reason...
SMTP error from remote mail server after MAIL FROM:<> SIZE=2249:
host []: 553 does not exist

When I try to send these forms to myself at my RoadRunner address they bounce for the same reason.
SMTP error from remote mail server after MAIL FROM:<> SIZE=1853:
host []: 553 5.1.8 <>... Domain of sender address does not exist

Another example:

This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.

A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:
SMTP error from remote mail server after RCPT
host [xxx.133.129.70]: 554 Client host rejected:
cannot find your hostname, [xxx.202.65.106]. See http://

------ This is a copy of the message, including all the headers. ------

Return-path: <>
Received: from ([xxx.44.130.13] helo=
by with esmtpa (Exim 4.51)
id 1DqLCi-0005n9-JX
for; Wed, 06 Jul 2005 20:29:31 -0500
Mime-Version: 1.0 (Apple Message framework v730)
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Message-Id: <>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed
To: Art <>
From: "Mike" <>
Subject: Recycle
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2005 20:29:22 -0500
X-Mailer: Apple Mail (2.730)

What could cause this?

My info:

cpanel 10.x
smtp port 25
exim 4.5x


service named restart

DNS zone for hostname is already there also

I think this might be causing the problem

I have on server #1 (also host domain)
It is my business domain as well, which I moved to a dedicated server of its own but had to keep the dns zone on server #2

Now I got this going:

server #1 holding dns info and hostname
server #2 hostanme is
server #3

Each time I login to #2 and #3 I got the popup window "A entry for hostname not found". I ALWAYS add it and it pops up again later on. I ran /scripts/fixndc and its already fixed.

How can I prevent this? Its basically saying hostname not found. Its not acknowledging when I add the A entry.

Any ideas?
Old 07-08-2005, 08:31 PM   #2
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Is this server on a DHCP connection or static? If it's on a DHCP, then most major ISP mail servers reject emails from unknown sources. If your on a static connection and a configured known mailserver with proper MX records and such, posting such configurations and the command used to send the emails will help narrow down the issue.
Old 07-15-2005, 11:39 AM   #3
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In looking at what you posted as the return message, it looks like you don't have the e-mail set up right in your forms. I don't know where but your e-mail is set up to, unless you changed this when you posted the message. If you did not, then that may be your problem.


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