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Digiorb 8th July 2006 03:27

Email issues

Recently installed the FC5 easy setup thing. Everthing works fine, but email is acting strange. I am not a new user to Linux, but I'm not an expert either. :) Here's my problem....

I have a site set up and working...assigned a user/email account, set up the email account in Outlook. Did the "test account settings" thing in Outlook and a test message was successfully sent and received. So, I assumed all was well. The problem is that when I send email to an outside address (say it never gets there, but it doesn't bounce either. AND, if I send an email from to a I never get it...and again, it never bounces.

What did I miss???


djtremors 8th July 2006 04:02


The best place to start diagnosing problems with non ispconfig related issues is check your /var/log/ files and in this case it's /var/log/maillog.

Start this command and monitor it's output while sending an email.

tail -f /var/log/maillog

capture all that info and post it here if possible.
Also, another command to work with is :


this will tell you any mail sitting on the server waiting to deliver or is being delivered still (ie large emails).

this is a starting point for you. Also, let us know which mail server you are using, ie Postfix or Sendmail, etc..

PS: Logs are your friend.

falko 9th July 2006 14:20

Please make sure your ISP doesn't block port 25 (if your server is in your local network at home or in your office). If you have a dynamic IP address and/or no proper SPF/PTR records, then it's possible that Yahoo blocks your emails or puts them in the spam folder. If in doubt, you should contact the Yahoo support.

djtremors 9th July 2006 14:31

And to test Falkos theory then do the following on the ispc machine :

telnet 25

PHP Code:

220 ESMTP YSmtp service ready 

helo {yourdomain}.com

PHP Code:


mail from:<test@{yourdomain}.com> "djtremors"

PHP Code:

250 sender <test@djtremors.comok 

rcpt to:"test" <>

PHP Code:

250 recipient <dj@yahoo.comok 

See how you go. I couldn't send a "data" message to it to allow sending the body for some reason, maybe i should reread the RFCs...

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