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hicham007 06-23-2005 01:55 PM

I must configure what to receive emails posted to me
I m using SuSE 8.0, and i have sendmail configured so i can send emails using sendmail, and the received email will have the adress in the <from> field
but when i try to send an email to this adress ( from a gmail account (for example) it fails and it bounces and the i receive the email telling that:
This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification
Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

Technical details of permanent failure:
PERM_FAILURE: DNS Error: Domain name not found

----- Original message -----
Received: by with SMTP id b15mr2280311wra;
Sun, 19 Jun 2005 21:23:13 -0700 (PDT)
Received: by with HTTP; Sun, 19 Jun 2005 21:23:13 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <>

We suppose here that the domaine is already registred
so when i tape: $> host has adress
$> host domain name pointer

what i have to do in order to send emails to and to retrieve them. ? must i configure a pop3 server or what ?

thanks (you can reply me to:

marvin00001 06-23-2005 02:10 PM

Have you set up mx records for that server ?

hicham007 06-23-2005 03:00 PM

RE: I must configure what to receive emails posted to me
i think that the MX and A records are already set up..
i juste made a mistake, the real host name is
you can verify if this host is registred in DNS

Pete M 06-23-2005 03:20 PM


server2 root # dig mx

; <<>> DiG 9.2.5 <<>> mx
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 48985
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0

;                IN      MX

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:        3523    IN      SOA 2005011101 10800 3600 604800 3600

;; Query time: 0 msec
;; WHEN: Thu Jun 23 20:12:51 2005
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 98

server2 root #

According to dig you don't have any MX records


hicham007 06-23-2005 04:08 PM

So how can i setup the MX record for my host name --> ?

Pete M 06-23-2005 04:47 PM


You need to contact whoever hosts your domain and or DNS records

DNS records are not always hosted with the domain only you know this

Sometimes they supply a user interface which allows you to modify your own records otherwise you will have to make a request for an MX record to be added pointing to the IP of your mail server

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