Hi everyone, firstly can I point out that this is a steep learning curve for me.
I have set up a sandpit, consisting of 2 PC's an ADSL router, a fixed IP and a Domain.
Lets say the PCs are called Workstation1 and Server1, having internal IP addresses of 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.1.2 The domain is test.com and the fixed IP is 22.214.171.124
The router has port forwarded ports 110 and 25 to 192.168.1.2 and opened up holes in the router firewall for ports 110 & 25 by allowing TCP packets to these ports.
Server1 has ubuntu 6.10 (perfect setup) and ISPCONFIG installed.
In ISPCONFIG I have created a new client and site called test.com with a user 'user01' created with an email address of 'email@example.com' and password 'xxx'.
To complete the picture I have created DNS entries at zoneedit.com for test.com pointing both test.com and 'www.test.com' to 126.96.36.199. I have also created an MX record at zoneedit.com for mail.test.com to be handled by test.com
I hope so far I have done the right thing.
Workstation1 is a windows XP box with outlook installed.
Now the problem....
When I create an email account in outlook for 'firstname.lastname@example.org' using the user01 credentials and SMPT and pop3 settings as mail.test.com and then test the account settings, it cant find the pop3 or the SMPT server.
If I change the POP3 and SMPT server to test.com it finds both the SMPT and POP3 servers, logs onto the POP3 server but fails at sending a test email. Additionally if I send an email from worstation as 'email@example.com' to itself then it sends and recieves the email OK. But if I send the email from another email account on the internet I do not recieve it. If I send from 'firstname.lastname@example.org' to someone on the internet they recieve it.
Can someone please help me here or point me in the right direction.