Cant send or receive email

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Jon117, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Jon117

    Jon117 New Member

    I have read through the forums to see if i can fix my problem, but so far no.

    I installed ispconfig 3 using this tutorial http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-server-ubuntu-11.04-ispconfig-3-p4

    Everything is working fine (websites work fine) except for emailing.

    I can send emails to other emails on my server but when i try to send out to yahoo or something, it never gets there. when i try to send email from yahoo it says

    "Sorry, we were unable to deliver your message to the following address.

    <[email protected]>:
    Remote host said: 550 #5.1.0 Address rejected [email protected] [RCPT_TO]


    Any and all help is appreciated
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  3. cbj4074

    cbj4074 Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Also, please examine your mail log in ISPConfig (Monitor -> Show Mail Log [under Logfiles]). If you find it simpler, you may access the same information by entering the following in a terminal:

    Code:
    tail -f -n 50 /var/log/mail.log
    
    (press Ctrl+C to stop monitoring the log)

    Do repeated errors that seem relevant to your problem appear in the log? You should see errors appended to the log in real-time, provided that you use tail's -f switch, as in the example above.

    I've followed those "Perfect Server" tutorials, too, and one issue I've encountered is that there's no mention of the mydestination directive within /etc/postfix/main.cf and the trouble that arises if its misconfigured.

    Edit /etc/postfix/main.cf and modify the line that contains the mydestination directive such that the machine's hostname is not included, leaving only mydestination = localhost, localhost.localdomain. Restart Postfix with:

    Code:
    service postfix restart
    In my own experience, if this is not done, virtual mailboxes will have trouble receiving mail.
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2011

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