Email setting

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by mbascombe, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. mbascombe

    mbascombe New Member

    I have a problem retreiving my email. I don't know if I set it up right. I am using thunderbird with the settings [email protected] and server as mail.abc.com with user name as web6_abcdef. If I send mail to myself I will get my autoresponse so I think it hitting my server. Can someone help me with the right setting for viewing my mail. I getting a error that server at mail.abc.com timed out
     
  2. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    Did you point mail.abc.com to the servers IP with an A record? (When you ping mail.abc.com do you get the correct IP back?)

    You could also try as a quick fix to replace mail.abc.com in your mail client with the IP of the server, and see if it's working.
     
  3. mbascombe

    mbascombe New Member

  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Please make sure that your server isn't blacklisted: http://www.mxtoolbox.com/blacklists.aspx
    If you're behind a router, make sure that port 25 is forwarded to your server. Also make sure that your ISP doesn't block port 25.
     
  5. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    I can not ping www.matthewbascombe.com & mail.matthewbascombe.com from this side of the world.
    Pinging matthewbascombe.com is no problem.

    You can do two things.
    1 create an A record for mail.matthewbascombe.com
    2 set your mail client to use matthewbascombe.com as incoming mail server (pop3)
     
  6. mbascombe

    mbascombe New Member

    Well that one of the issue I found out. My server name is server1.bascombe.info which I can ping. Matthewbascombe.com is a domain on my server along with a couple other. They all have the same setting and I can ping the other except matthewbascombe.com or mail.matthewbascombe.com.
    I also found out by reading that postfix is timing out when trying to connect to it. Here is the result



     
  7. chipsafts

    chipsafts New Member

    dig shows no MX record

    Code:
    ; <<>> DiG 9.2.1 <<>> Matthewbascombe.com
    ;; global options:  printcmd
    ;; Got answer:
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 49232
    ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 4, ADDITIONAL: 0
    
    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;Matthewbascombe.com.           IN      A
    
    ;; ANSWER SECTION:
    Matthewbascombe.com.    10800   IN      A       71.249.206.114
    
    ;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
    Matthewbascombe.com.    10800   IN      NS      remote2.easydns.com.
    Matthewbascombe.com.    10800   IN      NS      ns1.easydns.com.
    Matthewbascombe.com.    10800   IN      NS      ns2.easydns.com.
    Matthewbascombe.com.    10800   IN      NS      remote1.easydns.com.
    
    ;; Query time: 351 msec
    ;; SERVER: 192.168.1.5#53(192.168.1.5)
    ;; WHEN: Sun Jan  6 14:19:07 2008
    ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 141
     

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