Local machines can't find email server

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by primal23, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. primal23

    primal23 New Member

    Windows PC's can't seem to find my ISPConfig3 email server, unless I edit the host file to include the local IP of my server. I was wondering if there was a way to broadcast the Netbios name on the workgroup so that all of the network computers will know where to connect? I am trying to get this done w/out having to edit host files if at all possible.
    E-mail flows in and out just fine, and I can connect to the server from outside the local network, but when I try and connect locally with Outlook and a remed out host file server IP, it fails.
    I am running ISPConfig3 on Ubuntu 9.04
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2009
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Can your Windows PCs resolve the mail server hostname?
    nslookup <hostname of your mailserver>
    The easiest solution would be to use the mail server's IP in Outlook instead of the hostname.
  3. primal23

    primal23 New Member

    That does work, I would rather use the mail.mydomain.com if at all possible, one thing it might be is a firewall issue, which is being worked on atm. Windows is able to resolve the hostname.

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