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JRole 1st December 2007 02:10

problems receiving emails
Hi @all,

since not being a very newbie (concerning linux), I've encountered a severe problem running ISPconfig on my server (Fedora 8) on installing this pretty piece of software for the first time.

Although I don't think that this issue is a ISPconfig problem, you might be able to help me out...

After a troublefree installation I started creating two domains, and I've setup all according to the wonderful HowTo at and all was well. Until I came to the point of checking email functionality. Sending works fine - for every user in every domain. But I can't receive any eMails.

Looking around in this forum, I stumbeled upon the hint to put the hostname which is setup as MX into /etc/hosts to get rid of SMTP-messages saying "mail for loops back to myself".

Since then, I'm becoming my test-eMails bounced back saying "Host or domain name not found. Name service error for type=A: Host not found", which is strange sind this domain has been setup to point to the right IP and is pingable, also.

Do you any ideas what I might have done wrong?
TY in advance,


falko 1st December 2007 14:13

It can take up to 72 hours until DNS changes propagate.

If it still doesn't work - what's in your /etc/resolv.conf?

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