Originally Posted by falko
I'm a little bit confused about this part. Can you describe more precisely what you do (which server do you use for sending, to which domain do you send, ...)? What's in the mail log?
The external (realdomain) server that I use for sending is our Exchange server with the .co.uk domain, the mails are being sent to my .net domain and being fetched by the Fedora box who is gemma.localhost
This could be part of the problem but...
I have used Evolution to send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
"15 10:02:55 gemma sendmail: jBFA2tgx029085: from=<email@example.com>, size=346, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<firstname.lastname@example.org>, proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA, relay=gemma.localhost [127.0.0.1]
Dec 15 10:02:56 gemma sendmail: jBFA2tgx029085: to=<email@example.com>, ctladdr=<firstname.lastname@example.org> (501/100), delay=00:00:01, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=local, pri=30560, dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent"
So it sucessfully used sendmail
When a mail is sent externally this is the log excerpt:
"Dec 13 16:17:37 gemma sendmail: jBDGHbAv002831: from=<email@example.com>, size=2593, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<A0DD80161BEA9845B8B35B4ACA978C326DAE@samant ha.RTXNetworks.local>, proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA, relay=gemma.localhost [127.0.0.1]
Dec 13 16:17:37 gemma sendmail: jBDGHbAv002831: to=<int00067@localhost>, delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=local, pri=32754, dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent"
When you look at the headers of the recieved mail you get:
"From line From firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed Dec 14 15:03:31 2005
Received: from localhost (gemma.localhost [127.0.0.1])by gemma.localhost (8.13.4/8.13.4) with ESMTP id jBEF3UBQ018353for <int00067@localhost>; Wed, 14 Dec 2005 15:03:30 GMT
Received: from pop3.inty.co.uk [220.127.116.11]by localhost with POP3 (fetchmail-6.2.5)for int00067@localhost (multi-drop); Wed, 14 Dec 2005 15:03:30 +0000 (GMT)
Received: from scan4.he.inty.net (scan4.he.inty.net [18.104.22.168])by hardy.inty.net (8.12.9/8.12.9) with SMTP id jBEF1HQN042553for <email@example.com>; Wed, 14 Dec 2005 15:01:17 GMT
Received: from localhost.localdomain (localhost.he.inty.com [127.0.0.1])by scan4.he.inty.net (Postfix) with ESMTP id 31C08119C74for <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Wed, 14 Dec 2005 15:01:17 +0000 (GMT)
Received: from pythagoras.zen.co.uk (pythagoras.zen.co.uk [22.214.171.124]) by mta1.pe.inty.net (Postfix) with ESMTP id A373064CD09 for <email@example.com>; Wed, 14 Dec 2005 15:00:50 +0000 (GMT)
Received: from [126.96.36.199] (helo=rtxnetworks.co.uk) by pythagoras.zen.co.uk with esmtp (Exim 4.30) id 1EmY7e-0006mi-8p for firstname.lastname@example.org
; Wed, 14 Dec 2005 15:00:50 +0000
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="----_=_NextPart_001_01C600BF.2BADEFBF"
Subject: TEst 15:00
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft Exchange V6.5.7226.0
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 15:00:49 -0000
Message-ID: <A0DD80161BEA9845B8B35B4ACA978C326DBA@samantha.RTX Networks.local>
Thread-Topic: TEst 15:00
From: "James Tucker" <email@example.com>
X-MDF-Antispam: NO 44148
X-Fetchmail-Warning: recipient address firstname.lastname@example.org
didn't match any local name"
the int00067@localhost user is a user on the box being used for the pickup account (and to who all the mails keep getting delivered to
The box hasn't got a resolvable domain as you can see, its just .localhost BUT I have picked up mail from a server running cppop and its distributed as expected so I don't think that that is the issue.
Obviously the "X-Fetchmail-Warning: recipient address email@example.com
didn't match any local name" is a bit of a beacon of an error message but it seems to be a red herring as there is a user called james who can accept mail locally and if fetchmail is setup to deliver direct to that mailbox.
Does this help at all?