I just need one website......

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by showe1966, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. showe1966

    showe1966 New Member

    another update

    Phew doing dns setup via robots etc seems much more tricky than just doing everything yourself manually....

    Well in any case my isp has some sort of dns registration robot that has generated some sort of primary zone file that I guess points to my IP.
    I am not too clear on what domain name should appear in the line about "start of authority" in this file and how on earth it is ever going to know what I called my domain name anyway, but I will just press on regardless and check that file you mentioned catdude to see if mail will work...and i will do a dns report too
  2. showe1966

    showe1966 New Member

    I finally made it......

    OK Guys I finally made it.
    Can I just mention that I know everyone is always too busy to write any manuals, but the documentation you provide is very, very skimpy. Why write an app. if nobody will ever work out how to use it by themselves? Erm for money perhaps ?
    <END RANT>


    I had discovered that my ISP wouldn't let me host a .com domain for political reasons, so I had to remove my DNS setup as i was no longer running a nameserver locally.
    I did this by :-
    -login as admin
    -dns manager

    Then i just deleted all my dns settings in the dns tab !!

    Okay so now all I had to do was work out how to set up my mail client to send and receive mail with the new mail server.
    This is a 5 minute job if you have access to a decent manual, which (unfortunately) i didn't.
    Anyway, here are the settings you need for the Ximian Evolution e-mail client which I've heard is pretty much the same as outlook (for you poor loosers still using windows):-
    -supposing you create a mail account as follows:-
    >ISP Manager
    >click on mydomain.com in the directory tree
    >click on "user and e-mail" tab
    >click on "new"
    enter real name
    enter e-mail address
    enter user name "example_username"
    enter password.

    Now, after you have saved this info you can set up your e-mail client with this same info.

    server: mail.mydomain.dom
    username: example_username
    security: use secure connection
    SSL encryption
    authenticatgion type: password

    and , quite clearly, the password you entered above ( and hopefully got it right when you entered it just the once) is the same as the one you use when getting your mail.

    server: smtp.mydomain.dom
    username: example_username
    security: use secure connection
    TLS encryption
    authentication type: plain

    and , quite clearly, the password you entered above ( and hopefully got it right when you entered it just the once) is the same as the one you use when sending your mail.

    But wait, before we all walk away hand in hand with the sun setting slowly in the west, there are a couple of GOTCHAS as follows:-

    1.You have to send a mail to yourself at your new mail address from somewheres else before you can send any mail from the new mailbox, because that apparently creates the mail directory for that mailbox.

    2. Well then I could send mail okay, but when I tried to receive mail I was getting this error message in the /var/log/mail.log file :- "courierpop3login: chdir Maildir: No such file or directory".
    You can fix this by changing a setting in ISPConfig.
    Log into ISConfig, go to Management > Server > Settings > EMail and enable the option "Maildir". This will fix this error.
    (Thanks a lot to this person for the above post at the bottom of the following page as i was going crazy by that point:-
    Submitted by Renko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Wed, 2007-09-05 18:19.).

    BTW here is a copy of the primary zone file my ISP is using. Warning: Apparently the spf record is not right or so it says on dnsreport.com. :-

    $TTL 1d
    @ IN SOA ns1.first-ns.de. postmaster.robot.first-ns.de. (
    2000091906 ; Serial
    14400 ; Refresh
    1800 ; Retry
    604800 ; Expire
    86400 ) ; Minimum

    @ IN NS ns1.first-ns.de.
    @ IN NS robotns2.second-ns.de.
    @ IN NS robotns3.second-ns.com.

    localhost IN A
    @ IN A 88.198.xx.yy
    www IN A 88.198.xx.yy
    server1 IN A 88.198.xx.yy

    loopback IN CNAME localhost
    pop IN CNAME server1
    smtp IN CNAME server1
    relay IN CNAME server1
    imap IN CNAME server1
    ftp IN CNAME www
    mail IN CNAME server1

    @ IN MX 10 server1

    mydomain.dom. IN TXT "v=spf1 a mx:server1.mydomain.dom ~all"

    PS sorry if this sounds a bit hysterical, but it's been a long day.

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