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Old 16th April 2009, 19:30
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Third, when I send an email from roundcube I can find the entry in the log that documents this action. However, there is no documentation of receiving an incoming message when I try to send an email to the account. It seems that whatever I am sending never makes it to the mail server.
Please check if the MX records of your domains are pointing to the correct server:
Code:
dig mx yourdomain.com
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Old 17th April 2009, 09:49
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So dig is a command built to query information about Domain Name Systems and the Mail eXchange record holds the information a sending agent (e.g. gmail) needs to deliver an email to the right location?

Here is my mx record for kylekarhohs.me
Code:

; <<>> DiG 9.5.1-P1 <<>> mx kylekarhohs.me
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 56931
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;kylekarhohs.me.                        IN      MX

;; ANSWER SECTION:
kylekarhohs.me.         3600    IN      MX      0 smtp.secureserver.net.
kylekarhohs.me.         3600    IN      MX      10 mailstore1.secureserver.net.

;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
mailstore1.secureserver.net. 1154 IN    A       64.202.166.11

;; Query time: 147 msec
;; SERVER: 192.168.2.1#53(192.168.2.1)
;; WHEN: Thu Apr 16 23:32:51 2009
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 112
In an effort to pinpoint the useful information I used the same command on a fake domain name, i.e. not hosted on my server, and got this

Code:

; <<>> DiG 9.5.1-P1 <<>> mx noodles.com
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 23004
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;noodles.com.                   IN      MX

;; ANSWER SECTION:
noodles.com.            900     IN      MX      10 tm.noodles.com.

;; Query time: 63 msec
;; SERVER: 192.168.2.1#53(192.168.2.1)
;; WHEN: Thu Apr 16 23:34:26 2009
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 48

I wonder what the numbers 900, 1154, and 3600 mean. I recognize 192.168.2.1 to be the local IP of my router, not my server. I do not recognize any of the secureserver.net domains, nor the 64.202.166.11.

I tried to go to 64.202.166.11 in my browser, but only found a broken link. When I tried to go to secureserver.net I got a page saying "This site is not currently available."

Perhaps this information is all wrong and causing my problems. The mail server is in my box as I understand it. Do I have to configure the mx records to point to my mail server?

I am stuck again. Thank you for your continued help Falko.

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Old 18th April 2009, 13:56
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Do I have to configure the mx records to point to my mail server?
Yes. Currently the preferred mailserver for your domain is smtp.secureserver.net (which I guess is not your server).
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Old 20th April 2009, 10:21
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Falko, you are an all-star. I did not understand the MX records are closely related to the domain name system. I went to my domain manager and changed the MX records for the domains I am hosting.

This has brought me one step closer to having a fully functioning mail server within ISPConfig. I am now able to send emails to my domains and the transaction is recorded within the mail log.

However, even though whatever I send shows up in the inbox of RoundCube, I cannot read it. Where the email should be displayed is a message saying, "The website cannot display the page." Is there a folder within the server that holds the emails where I can verify the content is there. I'm thinking this could be a RoundCube problem.

Does anyone know why that might be?

I also cannot seem to get ISPConfig to forward to other email addresses. I add the email address to be forwarded to in the advanced settings of a user, but this does not seem to work. Can this be set up on the server directly without using the ISPConfig GUI?

Thank you very much,
-K

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Old 21st April 2009, 16:23
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However, even though whatever I send shows up in the inbox of RoundCube, I cannot read it. Where the email should be displayed is a message saying, "The website cannot display the page." Is there a folder within the server that holds the emails where I can verify the content is there. I'm thinking this could be a RoundCube problem.
Have you tried a normal email client such as Outlook or Tunderbird? If it works there, then it's most likely a RoundCube problem.

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I also cannot seem to get ISPConfig to forward to other email addresses. I add the email address to be forwarded to in the advanced settings of a user, but this does not seem to work. Can this be set up on the server directly without using the ISPConfig GUI?
ISPConfig 2 or 3?
Do you see any errors in the mail log when you send an email to account for which you've set up forwards?
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Mr. Falko

I really don't know how to thank u... Very huge thanks for your help as this helped me also.

at last just if i can help you in any thing just let me know.

and also thanks for Mr. karazy-k

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