Originally Posted by till
You can make an DNS a record on the DNS Server that is autoritive for your domain, e.g server1.mydomain.com pointing to your server IP and use this domain for myhostname variable in postfix.
Please bare with me here...
There are a few areas I know of that could be the source of my postfix problem. Let me give you the details/questions in hopes to fix this problem...
I have registered my domain through godaddy.com and I use zoneedit.com's DNS. Within godaddy, I have pointed my domain to the two dns servers at zoneedit.com.
I presume you are referring to my public domain (www.mydomain.com
which is used to access my primary website) and not my local domain (strec.com). Is zoneedit.com the authoratative DNS server is public for my domain? Would it be the one that I use to add the record? In any event, I have added an alias (CNAME) of server1.mydomain.com not server1.strec.com
and I still have the problem.
When using The Perfect Setup (Debian Sarge), during the section for setting up my host and domain I used "server1" for the host and "strec.com" for the domain. This is not my internet domain. It is my local domain that I use for my LAN. Should I have used my public internet domain here? Falko mentioned that this should be my internet domain, but I did not have an issue doing that on my other server. till, you mentioned that if I changed it to my internet domain, that (since it is hosted virtually through ISPConfig) I may begin receiving unintended emails.
During the setup of ISPConfig I entered the following info:
Please enter your MySQL server: localhost
Please enter your MySQL user: root
Please enter your MySQL password: my MySQL password
Please enter a name for the ISPConfig database: ispconfigdb
Please enter the IP address of the ISPConfig web: 192.168.2.50
Please enter the host name: www
Please enter the domain: strec.com
Please select the protocol (http or https (SSL encryption)) to use to access the ISPConfig system: If you want to use your control panel with SSL, select 1. You can then access it under https://www.xyz.de:81. If you want to access it under http://www.xyz.de:81, choose 2.
I am wondering if this could be my mistake. Should I have used www and mydomain.com instead of www and strec.com?
Also, I am noticing something else...
When I login to ISPConfig I use www.mydomain.com:81
and provide the credentials. I can access all pages fine, but the strange thing is that when I go to Management -> Server -> Settings or Status it sends me to the login screen again and I reenter the same credentials. After that, it sends me back to the main ISPConfig page, but I notice that the address in my address bar (of IE) has my WAN IP instead of www.mydomain.com:81/index
... I am hoping this will help you to understand where the problem may be.
Well that's all I can think of right now as far as details. Maybe now that you can see all of the details on one page, it will help you understand my problem better.
I appreciate your help very much.