Old 8th July 2006, 03:27
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Default Email issues


Recently installed the FC5 easy setup thing. Everthing works fine, but email is acting strange. I am not a new user to Linux, but I'm not an expert either. Here's my problem....

I have a site set up and working...assigned a user/email account, set up the email account in Outlook. Did the "test account settings" thing in Outlook and a test message was successfully sent and received. So, I assumed all was well. The problem is that when I send email to an outside address (say user@yahoo.com) it never gets there, but it doesn't bounce either. AND, if I send an email from user@yahoo.com to a user@myserver.com I never get it...and again, it never bounces.

What did I miss???

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Old 8th July 2006, 04:02
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The best place to start diagnosing problems with non ispconfig related issues is check your /var/log/ files and in this case it's /var/log/maillog.

Start this command and monitor it's output while sending an email.

tail -f /var/log/maillog

capture all that info and post it here if possible.
Also, another command to work with is :


this will tell you any mail sitting on the server waiting to deliver or is being delivered still (ie large emails).

this is a starting point for you. Also, let us know which mail server you are using, ie Postfix or Sendmail, etc..

PS: Logs are your friend.

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Old 9th July 2006, 14:20
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Please make sure your ISP doesn't block port 25 (if your server is in your local network at home or in your office). If you have a dynamic IP address and/or no proper SPF/PTR records, then it's possible that Yahoo blocks your emails or puts them in the spam folder. If in doubt, you should contact the Yahoo support.
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Old 9th July 2006, 14:31
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And to test Falkos theory then do the following on the ispc machine :

telnet mx2.mail.yahoo.com 25

PHP Code:
220 mta336.mail.mud.yahoo.com ESMTP YSmtp service ready 
helo {yourdomain}.com

PHP Code:
250 mta336.mail.mud.yahoo.com 
mail from:<test@{yourdomain}.com> "djtremors"

PHP Code:
250 sender <test@djtremors.comok 
rcpt to:"test" <dj@yahoo.com>

PHP Code:
250 recipient <dj@yahoo.comok 

See how you go. I couldn't send a "data" message to it to allow sending the body for some reason, maybe i should reread the RFCs...
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