Hi all, As this is my first time with the installation below, I am basically just wanting confirmation(read encouragement) from you that I am on the right track, specifically with regards to the [TEST RESULT]. Please see below: I have this installation: http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-server-ubuntu-12.04-lts-apache2-bind-dovecot-ispconfig-3 Everything works as expected. I can send AND receive mail via Squirrelmail. myowndomain.tld is NOT registered yet. But my registrar did create an MX record for [mail.myowndomain.tld] in their zone on NS1.REGISTRARSDOMAIN.TLD and NS2.REGISTRARSDOMAIN.TLD DIG and NSLOOKUP confirms the above. My IP does NOT resolve to myowndomain.tld (yet). My IP DOES have an MX record [mail.myowndomain.tld] - I think. Before they can register [myowndomain.tld] to point to my IP, my registrar requires a functioning SMTP server at my IP which is capable of receiving mail for postmaster- and [email protected] When doing an smtp test AGAINST MY IP here... https://www.wormly.com/test_smtp_server ...I get the following result... Connecting... SMTP -> FROM SERVER: 220 mail.myowndomain.tld ESMTP Postfix (Ubuntu) SMTP -> FROM SERVER: 250-mail.myserver 250-PIPELINING 250-SIZE 250-VRFY 250-ETRN 250-STARTTLS 250-AUTH PLAIN LOGIN 250-AUTH=PLAIN LOGIN 250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES 250-8BITMIME 250 DSN MAIL FROM: [email protected] SMTP -> FROM SERVER: 250 2.1.0 Ok RCPT TO: [email protected] SMTP -> FROM SERVER: 250 2.1.5 Ok Sending Mail Message Body... SMTP -> FROM SERVER: 354 End data with . SMTP -> FROM SERVER: 250 2.0.0 Ok: queued as 37BD92608 Message completed successfully. Can i go back to my Registrar with this ? Thank you kindly. Jamie.