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Old 14th November 2009, 18:46
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Default Another Postfix setup problem (can't receive emails)

I am able to send but can't receive emails. I have read a lot of solutions regarding this situation and have tried them but no solution has worked so far. I don't get delievry error however the mail does not arrive. I have created a user test@africanexpatsradio.com

The ff are some related details:
dig mx africanexpatsradio.com:
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dig mx africanexpatsradio.com
; <<>> DiG 9.4.2-P2 <<>> mx africanexpatsradio.com
;; global options: printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 8940
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 6

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

;; ANSWER SECTION:
africanexpatsradio.com. 600 IN MX 10 mailforward.africanexpatsradio.com.
africanexpatsradio.com. 600 IN MX 99 backupmx.africanexpatsradio.com.

;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
mailforward.africanexpatsradio.com. 212 IN A 94.126.40.213
mailforward.africanexpatsradio.com. 212 IN A 94.126.40.214
mailforward.africanexpatsradio.com. 212 IN A 94.126.40.215
mailforward.africanexpatsradio.com. 212 IN A 94.126.40.210
mailforward.africanexpatsradio.com. 212 IN A 94.126.40.211
mailforward.africanexpatsradio.com. 212 IN A 94.126.40.212

;; Query time: 76 msec
;; SERVER: 217.37.29.22#53(217.37.29.22)
;; WHEN: Sat Nov 14 17:34:19 2009
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 196
The content of /etc/mailname is
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pmct1.gateway.2wire.net
What value must i enter for the mx value in the control panel on my domain registrer?

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Old 15th November 2009, 13:56
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What value must i enter for the mx value in the control panel on my domain registrer?
pmct1.gateway.2wire.net
But make sure that pmct1.gateway.2wire.net really points to your server:
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dig pmct1.gateway.2wire.net
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Old 16th November 2009, 12:55
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Falko thanks for your response. The issue i have is that as you can tell
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pmct1.gateway.2wire.net
is not a proper domain name that has been registered. I cannot therefore i cannot make it point to the server. the Server is behind a 2wire router. I just spoke to the guys at Telivo (now LCN) and they basically said they don't know how i can point the MX record to pmct1.gateway.2wire.net.

I have a few vitual hosts on the server of which
Quote:
africanexpatsradio.com
is one. They however asked me to change the MX record to mail.africanexpatsradio.com and then create a A record with the host as mail and the ip address of the server as the address. I have done that but still no joy.

Should the mailname be the same as the hostname? If one has a virtual host setup and one wants to be able to create and manage email users for each of the virtual hosts, does your tutorial deal with that? if so which are the relevant areas of your tutorial deals with this?

Lastly if say i want to go over the whole setup again, what do i need to do to ensure that i have a clean system as far as the mail setup is concerned?

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Old 17th November 2009, 17:28
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They however asked me to change the MX record to mail.africanexpatsradio.com and then create a A record with the host as mail and the ip address of the server as the address. I have done that but still no joy.
That should work, however it can take up to 72 hours until DNS changes propagate.

Did you create an A record for mail? Because I can't see one:

Code:
server1:~ # dig mail.africanexpatsradio.com

; <<>> DiG 9.6.1-P1 <<>> mail.africanexpatsradio.com
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 40020
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;mail.africanexpatsradio.com.   IN      A

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
africanexpatsradio.com. 3600    IN      SOA     ns0.telivo.com. hostmaster.lcn.com. 2008121001 28800 7200 604800 600

;; Query time: 109 msec
;; SERVER: 145.253.2.75#53(145.253.2.75)
;; WHEN: Tue Nov 17 18:42:06 2009
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 107

server1:~ #
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