SMTP, POP and ISPCONFIG Query

Discussion in 'General' started by zimele, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. zimele

    zimele New Member

    Hi All

    I need to know about setting up my SMTP server cause i do have my Public IP Addresses

    1. i finally got my Uncapped ADSL and my Public IP addresses now my Question is with Setting up POP and SMTP correctly is there a way to do that in ISPConfig and if there is how do you go by doin it

    2. To change my ISPconfig Server to have a Public IP how do i go by doing that... which places do i need to change!
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    Did you check out the "Perfect Setups" on HowtoForge? They show how to configure Postfix.

    Have a look here: http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2760
     
  3. zimele

    zimele New Member

    Help Please

    I tried this route and it did work but only to a certain point cause in my ISPconfig i was not able to go to different options like tools and all those other options

    so i unistalled ISPConfig and reinstalled it giving the new IP address and it worked fine and on that place where it asked me for a web address it did not really work i still need to use an IP address to go to any reason why that is

    Please enter the host name (e.g. www):
    Please enter the domain (e.g. xyz.de): 192.169.0.100

    Please select the protocol (http or https (SSL encryption)) to use to access the ISPConfig system:
    1) HTTPS
    2) HTTP
    Your Choice: 1


    Any reason why this is so
     
  4. fobicodam

    fobicodam ISPConfig Developer

    Im not sure it would work with an ip address.. why dont you try with some domain? my experience says you should try

    hostname: something NOT www.
    domain: your domain or some internal domain

    the domain name really doesnt matter because if not dns record points to your ispconfig it useless.. you can always access via your ip but it will hang without a valid domain name.
     
  5. till

    till Super Moderator

    The domain you enter in the ISPConfig installer must point to your server, otherwise the installer stops if you enter a valid domain that can be pinged successfully.
     
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    If the domain doesn't exist in DNS yet, you can add it to /etc/hosts for now.
     
  7. zimele

    zimele New Member

    Please help

    Hi all


    thanks for your speedy responses, tell me is there a way to change the domain name set i know that there is a way that i can change it but the last time i did that i had to Uninstall and then reinstall my ISPconfig and only then it worked but that was still under testing and now i want to put the real domain name and another thing which still puzzles me i want to Use POP and SMTP but i want these to go under different names like
    the only way the whole domain name thing works is if i use the 1st domain that i have within ISPconfig.... any reason why this is so?


    i also want to change the information set on the SSL Certificate

    webServer= web.domainname.com

    POP= mail.domainname.com
    SMTP= SMTP.domainname.com


    so how would i go by doing that and furthermore changing all those settings
    can you also list the files that i have to change cause the last time i tried i guess i did not maybe change all the files cause i know that on ISPconfig it like after logging on if i had to go to ISPmanagement it was still pointing to my old IP address

    One last thing how would i go by instead of going to http://....domainname.com:81/webmail just go to http://domainname.com/webmail or something along those lines
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2006
  8. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    I'm not quite sure I understand what you want? :confused:

    Which SSL certificate?

    Have a look here: http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/search.php?searchid=142185
     
  9. zimele

    zimele New Member

    Sorry for the miscommunication but this is what i meant


    thanks for your speedy responses, tell me is there a way to change the domain name set i know that there is a way that i can change it but the last time i did that i had to Uninstall and then reinstall my ISPconfig and only then it worked but that was still under testing and now i want to put the real domain name and another thing which still puzzles me i want to Use POP and SMTP but i want these to go under different names like

    webServer= web.domainname.com

    POP= mail.domainname.com

    SMTP.domainname.com


    i also want to change the information set on the SSL Certificate

    the SSL Certificate that goes with these settings

    Please select the protocol (http or https (SSL encryption)) to use to access the ISPConfig system:
    1) HTTPS
    2) HTTP
    Your Choice: 1



    so how would i go by doing that and furthermore changing all those settings
    can you also list the files that i have to change cause the last time i tried i guess i did not maybe change all the files cause i know that on ISPconfig it like after logging on if i had to go to ISPmanagement it was still pointing to my old IP address

    One last thing how would i go by instead of going to http://....domainname.com:81/webmail just go to http://domainname.com/webmail or something along those lines

    when i try going to this link this is what i get

    Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms.
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2006
  10. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    Just create DNS records for these FQDNs and point them to your server.

    Recreate the certificate like this: http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/showpost.php?p=358&postcount=4

    Search for "webmail redirect" with the forum's search function.
     
  11. zimele

    zimele New Member

    Question??


    another thing i found was that i can use any name at my domain for SMTP and POP in OUTLOOK and EXPRESS and it still picks up my email? example qqqqqq.mydomainame.com why is that so?

    i just want certain names to be used not any name and also i found that SMTP and POP fall under CNAME is that correct if not then what record would these records fall under?

    A
    MX
    CNAME
    SPF



    I'll Try This

    i'll also try this
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2006
  12. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    Because they point to your server... ;)

    A or CNAME.
    But be aware that you cannot use a CNAME for an MX record: http://www.howtoforge.com/traditional_dns_howto
     

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