Unable to connect to server

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by markr, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. markr

    markr New Member

    I am trying to setup an email server, have gone through the perfect setup for suse 10.2. I am able to send email from the server successfully, but am unable to connect from any of the client machines. I get an error saying "unable to connect to server"? I am a newbie to this so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    Also, I can putty into the server from any client machine. And can telnet into port 25 successfully.

    Last edited: Feb 26, 2007
  2. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    ** message changed after you edited your message **

    So you can putty and tellnet to the server.. Whats the problem than?

    You get an "unable to connect to server" with what?
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2007
  3. markr

    markr New Member

    Sorry...I am using thunderbird as our email client
  4. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    It sounds like a DNS MX record problem.

    Did you try the server IP as POP3/SMTP settings?
    If this does work, it's a MX record problem.

    You can see if you DNS is setup correct @ http://www.dnsreport.com/

    Enter the domainname in the DNS Report box, and see if all is setup okay.

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