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Old 09-06-2005, 08:07 AM   #1
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Can't receive mail after setting up qmail server

Hi all,

I have installed qmail on a dedicated server running RHEL 3.2, also installing vpopmail and setup 1 virtual domain, with SMTP Auth.
It is actually QmailRock Toaster.

My problem is:
I can send emails anywere, but i can not receive emails from any other mail servers (HOTMAIL, YAHOO), although local users can exchange emails together .

Some issues:
all mails sent to local users are re-directed to postmaster email of the same virtual domain telling the the sender is anonymous@v-domain.

the server domain name is registered and bind to its IP, no web hosting is running on the server.

server domain name: (current server registered domain)
and I did register a Virtual Domain using vpopmail as: also ( the same as the real domain name)

no MX record is registered to this server.

SMTP server is listening to port other than 25

is there any thing I miss?
and is it a must to have an MX record registered to me to be able to use my mail server?

Last edited by dimsh; 09-06-2005 at 08:10 AM.
Old 09-06-2005, 01:38 PM   #2
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Re: Can't receive mail after setting up qmail server

Welcome to LQ.

Originally posted by dimsh
SMTP server is listening to port other than 25
Then how are remote servers going to know where to deliver the mail?
Old 09-07-2005, 03:26 AM   #3
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Thanks boss ross

After changing the port , all pending messages from yahoo, hotmail have been delivered instantly.

So I did not need MX record, right ?

Many thanks


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