[clug-talk] mail server using qmail

Gustin Johnson gustin at echostar.ca
Mon May 8 20:22:18 PDT 2006


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By manually telnetting to you mail server I was able to see the
following error:

451 qq temporary problem (#4.3.0)

Check your logs, chances are it will tell you what went wrong.

/var/log/maillog
/var/log/qmail/qmail-send/current
/var/log/qmail/qmail-smtpd/current

Is there any specific reason for using qmail?

Brad Camroux wrote:
> Hi, all,
> 
> I've been playing around with qmail, and have set up a nice mail server.  I know that the SMTP side works,
> because I've been sending messages through it with no problem (using qmail-smtp).  The issue arises with 
> receiving mail.
> 
> I'm using dyndns.org to provide dynamic dns service for a couple of domains, including bgcamroux.homedns.org.
> I have successfully setup a BIND/NAMED server on my PC at home, and using tools such as `dig' am able to
> find the MX entry residing on _my_ PC.
> 
> I have the locals, rcpthosts, and virtualdomains control files setup correctly (I presume) with the appropriate
> names (so as not to set up an open hub, or whatever it's called).  But I cannot receive mail to
> bgcamroux at bgcamroux.homedns.org sent from anywhere other than my home (eg. mail sent from Yahoo!Mail does
> not arrive).
> 
> I've even used web-based DNS testing tools which have told me that my mail exchanger is working correctly.
> 
> Oh, and I'm running Gentoo Linux kernel 2.6.15, if that helps in any way.
> 
> Is there anyone here who knows what I might be missing?  I just want to be able to receive mail to my homedns.org
> domain (without having to go through the process of registering a regular domain name).
> 
> Any suggestions are appreciated :O)
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Brad
> 
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