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Old 08-15-2010, 12:43 PM   #1
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Mail Server with : Postfix,dovecot. (Can send email, but can't receive email from internet mail)

Dear all,

I try to setup the mail server with using postfix and dovecot on the Centos OS. I registered my domain to Let say my domain is After I finished the configuration, I get some issue here. I can send my email to another mail (i.e And I also can send my email from Mail User Agent like Squirrelmail, Outlook Express, etc. (It means, my dovecot is working good here).
But when i do replying to my domain or I try to send a new mail from i.e account, I cannot receive this email in my domain mail account ( domain). I cannot get the log here. I only get Mail Message from my Gmail account "Delivery Status Notification (Failure)" "The error that the other server returned was: 550 550 5.1.1"
My question is;
1. Is there somebody can advice me, how to test something like a traceroute where is my configuration wrong ?
2. What I need to make attention in order to setup this mail server (i.e Attention for MX records) ?
3. Can you advice me step by step that i need to do to complete this mail server setup ?
For example ;
a. I need to register my domain, and do a setting in MX Records for my mail server hostname.
b. Do a setting up for my DNS Server (bind9).
c. Install and configure the postfix and dovecot + spamassassin.
d. And etc.

I am really happy if there is a book can give me a reference for how to do this.
Thank you very much for your kindly attention.

Last edited by cparapat; 08-15-2010 at 12:45 PM. Reason: Giving a good Post Title
Old 08-16-2010, 12:57 AM   #2
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Yes It seems that your domain has not registered and not having MX record please register this first.



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