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Old 01-22-2005, 01:52 PM   #1
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Sendmail can send not receive


hey everyone,
I am having a problem setting up sendmail. As of right now I can send people email, but i do not receive them when sent to me.
i can send to another user if i send to root@localhost for example, but no ip or domain.
i am behind a router but i am forwarding the following ports, 143,110,and 25.
any ideas?


-Marcos.
 
Old 01-22-2005, 02:18 PM   #2
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What error do you get? Are you using POP3? If you are using POP3 you will need to set up relaying for your domain (I think). You might want to wait for others to reply. I am not the smartest when it come to email. Becareful with the relaying thing. Someone can use this to send spam through your server.
 
Old 01-22-2005, 02:26 PM   #3
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i am not worrying myself about pop3 yet. right now all i want is to be able to send an email to root@mydomain and then log in as root, type mail, and see that it got there.
 
Old 01-22-2005, 02:29 PM   #4
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Try root@servername.mydomain. Slackware by default sets it up this way.
 
Old 01-22-2005, 02:36 PM   #5
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got rejected.
unrouteable mail domain "flyinghubcap.flyinghubcap.com"

thanks for helping, any other idea?
 
Old 01-22-2005, 02:53 PM   #6
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**UPDATE

okay now if i log in as root and in pine send an email to a user on the same machine ex. user@google.com if that was my machine. this works!

but if i send an email from a yahoo, google, etc account it does not go through.

**email**
SMTP error from remote mailer after RCPT TO:<**email**>:
host smtp.secureserver.net [64.202.166.12]: 553 sorry, relaying denied from your location [207.172.4.61] (#5.7.1)
 
Old 01-22-2005, 02:54 PM   #7
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the domain name for my website forwards to http://**my ip** this wouldnt be a problem would it?
 
  


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