problems receiving emails

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by JRole, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. JRole

    JRole New Member

    Hi @all,

    since not being a very newbie (concerning linux), I've encountered a severe problem running ISPconfig on my server (Fedora 8) on installing this pretty piece of software for the first time.

    Although I don't think that this issue is a ISPconfig problem, you might be able to help me out...

    After a troublefree installation I started creating two domains, and I've setup all according to the wonderful HowTo at and all was well. Until I came to the point of checking email functionality. Sending works fine - for every user in every domain. But I can't receive any eMails.

    Looking around in this forum, I stumbeled upon the hint to put the hostname which is setup as MX into /etc/hosts to get rid of SMTP-messages saying "mail for loops back to myself".

    Since then, I'm becoming my test-eMails bounced back saying "Host or domain name not found. Name service error for type=A: Host not found", which is strange sind this domain has been setup to point to the right IP and is pingable, also.

    Do you any ideas what I might have done wrong?
    TY in advance,

  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    It can take up to 72 hours until DNS changes propagate.

    If it still doesn't work - what's in your /etc/resolv.conf?

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