Smtp as realy from isp good/bad

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by happz, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. happz

    happz Member

    The best way to describe my issue is this way. I have setup relay in to use my ISP's relay server. This seems to work fine because I can send/rec emails from both roundcube and my email client Outlook using ISPConfig users i.e. [email protected] site dot com.

    I set the pop3 from within ISPConfig correct i.e. web site dot com and when i go to roundcube i can send/rec to any and all. I go to Outlook and i also have setup pop3 to hit web site dot com with the ISP's relay which uses SSL/port465. I have included that info in my and all is good.

    Okay, i said all of that so that i can get pass misunderstanding on my issue which is this:
    On my Server running ISPConfig i have many sites. One is an SMF forum script run by PHP/MySQL. When a user signs up, they never receive the welcome message. As a matter of fact emails will not send/rec from within any hosted site.
    My maillog error indicates that i have a problem relaying from my ISP's smtp server because it is unable to get an EHLO handshake. Now remember that it works outside of the websites. Therefore my issue must be related to php email or what ever causes the script to pass down the command to send a result to a user on the forum.

    Any ideas out there? Is it something in my PHP.INI file or some mis config in php?


    Last edited: Oct 29, 2008
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Can you post the exact error messages?
  3. happz

    happz Member

    this is error generated if i click "forgot password" on my site..[]:465, delay=125, delays=4.4/0/120/0, dsn=4.4.2, status=deferred (lost connection with[] while performing the EHLO handshake)

    Now, if i go to my i can send and receive. oh, one other big factor. From the web site i am using as an example. if i sign up on that forum with an email that is one from any of my sites hosted on this ispconfig server in question....they will appear. that is great news for me but my users out there don't have email accounts on my server ....:(

    It is a bit troublesome to me at this point. what can i test to get an answer? (Remember that if i use the in my Outlook Client as the smtp server it will work)

  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Do you have another relayhost that you can test with?
  5. happz

    happz Member

    I have tried another Business Class relay with same company

    Hey Falko,

    At work, we have a Business Class DSL account with the same company (ATT) and i did use that user/name in my postfix but it gives the same error.
    Is there another one i can try that you know of?
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Some freemailers allow you to relay through their servers - maybe Yahoo?

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