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Old 06-01-2008, 08:50 AM   #1
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mailx problem


Hello,
I put this:
Code:
env  MAILRC=/dev/null from="alsu@yahoo.com" smtp=smtp.server_address.com \
                 smtp-auth-user=alsu@yahoo.com smtp-auth-password=password\
                 smtp-auth=login nail -n -s "subject" \
                 -a attachment_file dest_address@yahoo.com
in my .profile file and I wrote this at the command line:

Code:
 $nail
  Subject :  sub
   mail  text   mail  text
ctrl+d
The destination email address doesn't get the mail.
I get undelivered mail which says :

delivery temporarily suspended: connect to b.mx.mail.yahoo.com[66.196.97.250]: Connection timed out

I also tried to put the configuration in the .bashrc file instead of the .profile file , but it still doesn't work . Does anyone know why ?

Last edited by aral; 06-01-2008 at 08:51 AM.
 
Old 06-01-2008, 10:39 AM   #2
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Connection time out means that you cannot connect to port 25, double check that something is not blocking the port.
 
Old 06-01-2008, 11:32 AM   #3
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I opened port 25 in the Suse firewall, but it still doesn't work.
 
Old 06-01-2008, 11:49 AM   #4
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This is not a problem with inbound connections, if i am not mistaken the suse firewall does not blockout bound connections.

Your problem could be your ISP blocking port 25 to the internet.

Test that you can connect out on port 25

Code:
telnet a.mx.mail.yahoo.com 25
 
Old 06-01-2008, 11:57 AM   #5
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when I put telnet a.mx.mail.yahoo.com 25
it says
Code:
Trying 209.191.118.103...
telnet: connect to address 209.191.118.103: Connection timed out
Can I do something about it ? Can I avoid it somehow ?
Also my antivirus sends mail to my address if I have a virus, and I set it up with the same mail server and same ISP that I edited in .profile . How is this possible ?

Last edited by aral; 06-01-2008 at 12:29 PM.
 
Old 06-01-2008, 01:41 PM   #6
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Use your ISP's smtp server.
 
  


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