Email setting

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

  1. mbascombe

    mbascombe Member HowtoForge Supporter

    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 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 timed out
  2. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

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

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

    mbascombe Member HowtoForge Supporter

    I can ping my mail server successfully. 4 sent 4 received 0 lost showing my correct IP. My main problem is getting the error that server timed out while trying to connect. If you notice you will get my autoresponse when you send me a email at [email protected].
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Please make sure that your server isn't blacklisted:
    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 & from this side of the world.
    Pinging is no problem.

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

    mbascombe Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Well that one of the issue I found out. My server name is which I can ping. is a domain on my server along with a couple other. They all have the same setting and I can ping the other except or
    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

    ; <<>> DiG 9.2.1 <<>>
    ;; global options:  printcmd
    ;; Got answer:
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 49232
    ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 4, ADDITIONAL: 0
    ;           IN      A
    ;; ANSWER SECTION:    10800   IN      A
    ;; AUTHORITY SECTION:    10800   IN      NS    10800   IN      NS    10800   IN      NS    10800   IN      NS
    ;; Query time: 351 msec
    ;; SERVER:
    ;; WHEN: Sun Jan  6 14:19:07 2008
    ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 141

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