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kantoboy 09-02-2004 11:22 PM

Postfix can't receive external mail

i'm trying to set-up a mail server with postfix as my mta. i can already send mails to external address. i'm having trouble, however, receiving external mail. i tried sending from an free email provider and this is what it returns:


<>: connect to[]: Connection

there is already an entry in my /etc/postfix/access for and there is already and MX entry in the dns.

r0b0 09-03-2004 02:22 AM

Check your firewall setup. It is probably blocking access to your server from external network.

kantoboy 09-03-2004 02:44 AM

^did that already. port 25 is open.

kantoboy 09-03-2004 03:49 AM

i did a tail -f of /var/log/mail/info and this is what it says:


Sep  3 16:16:03 mail2 postfix/smtp[27673]: connect to[]: Connection refused (port 10024)
Sep  3 16:10:42 mail2 postfix/smtp[27632]: 5397F2EF8: to=<>, relay=none, delay=0, status=deferred (connect to[]: Connection refused)

btw, it's not a plain postfix set-up. it interfaces with amavisd-new which in turn calls up clamd and spamassassin.

DavidPhillips 09-03-2004 11:57 AM

10024 is amavis and it may not be running.

Your firewall appears to be blocking port 25.

try this

netstat -ltp

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