Gary Lopez | 1 Jun 01:38 2002

Qmail receiving mail

Good afternoon everyone,
    For some reason qmail will not receive any messages sent to
user <at> qmailserver.com. I currently have a sendmail server and qmail is a
test mail server. I can send messages from it, I can telnet to port 25
and manually leave a msg, I can even run mailx on the qmail test server
and it receives it. I can pop from it, and all my aliases have been put
in the cdb file.But when I try to send a message from anywhere else, it
never gets it. There is no error messages, nothing in the log files.. I
know it must be something simple but I can't put my finger on it. I have
an alias file that forwards all my messages to the q-mail server, but it
never shows up. I have looked at the archives and haven't seen anyone
with a similiar issue. Can anyone provide a lead ? I'm a little baffled
at this.
Thanks in advance for your help

Gary Lopez

Chris Johnson | 1 Jun 01:46 2002
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Re: Qmail receiving mail

On Fri, May 31, 2002 at 04:38:16PM -0700, Gary Lopez wrote:
> For some reason qmail will not receive any messages sent to
> user <at> qmailserver.com. I currently have a sendmail server and qmail is a test
> mail server. I can send messages from it, I can telnet to port 25 and
> manually leave a msg, I can even run mailx on the qmail test server and it
> receives it. I can pop from it, and all my aliases have been put in the cdb
> file.But when I try to send a message from anywhere else, it never gets it.
> There is no error messages, nothing in the log files.. I know it must be
> something simple but I can't put my finger on it. I have an alias file that
> forwards all my messages to the q-mail server, but it never shows up. I have
> looked at the archives and haven't seen anyone with a similiar issue. Can
> anyone provide a lead ? I'm a little baffled at this.  Thanks in advance for
> your help

What's the domain name?

Chris
Gary Lopez | 1 Jun 01:51 2002

Re: Qmail receiving mail

It's catapult.com

Chris Johnson wrote:

> On Fri, May 31, 2002 at 04:38:16PM -0700, Gary Lopez wrote:
> > For some reason qmail will not receive any messages sent to
> > user <at> qmailserver.com. I currently have a sendmail server and qmail is a test
> > mail server. I can send messages from it, I can telnet to port 25 and
> > manually leave a msg, I can even run mailx on the qmail test server and it
> > receives it. I can pop from it, and all my aliases have been put in the cdb
> > file.But when I try to send a message from anywhere else, it never gets it.
> > There is no error messages, nothing in the log files.. I know it must be
> > something simple but I can't put my finger on it. I have an alias file that
> > forwards all my messages to the q-mail server, but it never shows up. I have
> > looked at the archives and haven't seen anyone with a similiar issue. Can
> > anyone provide a lead ? I'm a little baffled at this.  Thanks in advance for
> > your help
>
> What's the domain name?
>
> Chris
>
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Michael Tang Helmeste | 1 Jun 01:54 2002
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Sorry. Although I'm listed as a best-preference MX or A for that host...

When I try to e-mail domains that are not in glassfish.net, but my
mailserver should be handling, I get this error:

Sorry. Although I'm listed as a best-preference MX or A for that host,
it isn't in my control/locals file, so I don't treat it as local. (#5.4.6)

Oddly enough though, I tried putting the domains in control/locals, but
no go. They were in rcpthosts all along as instructed. Tried restarting
both qmail processes, etc, but nothing seems to work. Any help is
appreciated  [:)] (Also, please reply to this personal e-mail as I am not
subscribed to the mailing list, thanks  [:)]

Contents of my qmail/control files

nexus# ls
defaultdomain   locals          me              plusdomain      rcpthosts
nexus# cat defaultdomain
glassfish.net
nexus# cat locals
glassfish.net
nexus# cat me
glassfish.net
nexus# cat plusdomain
glassfish.net
nexus# cat rcpthosts
nexus.glassfish.net
glassfish.net
gotrewt.com
tanktesting.net
intellbrain.com
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Chris Johnson | 1 Jun 02:06 2002
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Re: Qmail receiving mail

On Fri, May 31, 2002 at 04:51:20PM -0700, Gary Lopez wrote:
> 
> Chris Johnson wrote:
> 
> > On Fri, May 31, 2002 at 04:38:16PM -0700, Gary Lopez wrote:
> > > For some reason qmail will not receive any messages sent to
> > > user <at> qmailserver.com. I currently have a sendmail server and qmail is a test
> > > mail server. I can send messages from it, I can telnet to port 25 and
> > > manually leave a msg, I can even run mailx on the qmail test server and it
> > > receives it. I can pop from it, and all my aliases have been put in the cdb
> > > file.But when I try to send a message from anywhere else, it never gets it.
> > > There is no error messages, nothing in the log files.. I know it must be
> > > something simple but I can't put my finger on it. I have an alias file that
> > > forwards all my messages to the q-mail server, but it never shows up. I have
> > > looked at the archives and haven't seen anyone with a similiar issue. Can
> > > anyone provide a lead ? I'm a little baffled at this.  Thanks in advance for
> > > your help
> >
> > What's the domain name?

It's catapult.com

According to its MX record, mail for catapult.com is handled by
catapult.catapult.com, where a sendmail server is running. I assume that's the
currently running sendmail server you referred to. Why do you expect mail
addressed to user <at> catapult.com to arrive at your qmail server?

Chris
Gary Lopez | 1 Jun 02:08 2002

Re: Qmail receiving mail

In /etc/aliases on catapult.catapult.com

gary:    gary <at> catapult.catapult.com,
            gary <at> catapult-ms.com

This should be forwarded to that mailserver via /etc/mail/aliases. Or am I mistaken ??

Chris Johnson wrote:

> On Fri, May 31, 2002 at 04:51:20PM -0700, Gary Lopez wrote:
> >
> > Chris Johnson wrote:
> >
> > > On Fri, May 31, 2002 at 04:38:16PM -0700, Gary Lopez wrote:
> > > > For some reason qmail will not receive any messages sent to
> > > > user <at> qmailserver.com. I currently have a sendmail server and qmail is a test
> > > > mail server. I can send messages from it, I can telnet to port 25 and
> > > > manually leave a msg, I can even run mailx on the qmail test server and it
> > > > receives it. I can pop from it, and all my aliases have been put in the cdb
> > > > file.But when I try to send a message from anywhere else, it never gets it.
> > > > There is no error messages, nothing in the log files.. I know it must be
> > > > something simple but I can't put my finger on it. I have an alias file that
> > > > forwards all my messages to the q-mail server, but it never shows up. I have
> > > > looked at the archives and haven't seen anyone with a similiar issue. Can
> > > > anyone provide a lead ? I'm a little baffled at this.  Thanks in advance for
> > > > your help
> > >
> > > What's the domain name?
>
> It's catapult.com
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Phil Dibowitz | 1 Jun 01:51 2002

Re: Qmail receiving mail

Gary Lopez wrote:

> Good afternoon everyone,
>     For some reason qmail will not receive any messages sent to
> user <at> qmailserver.com. I currently have a sendmail server and qmail is a
> test mail server. I can send messages from it, I can telnet to port 25
> and manually leave a msg, I can even run mailx on the qmail test server
> and it receives it. I can pop from it, and all my aliases have been put
> in the cdb file.But when I try to send a message from anywhere else, it
> never gets it. There is no error messages, nothing in the log files.. I
> know it must be something simple but I can't put my finger on it. I have
> an alias file that forwards all my messages to the q-mail server, but it
> never shows up. I have looked at the archives and haven't seen anyone
> with a similiar issue. Can anyone provide a lead ? I'm a little baffled
> at this.
> Thanks in advance for your help

Do you have an MX record in your DNS that points to it?

Phil
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Chris Johnson | 1 Jun 02:18 2002
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Re: Qmail receiving mail

On Fri, May 31, 2002 at 05:08:15PM -0700, Gary Lopez wrote:
> In /etc/aliases on catapult.catapult.com
> 
> gary:    gary <at> catapult.catapult.com, gary <at> catapult-ms.com
> 
> This should be forwarded to that mailserver via /etc/mail/aliases. Or am I
> mistaken ??

Okay, so the domain in question is catapult-ms.com, not catapult.com.

I asked a.gtld-servers.net about catapult-ms.com, and here's what it said:

$ dnsq ns catapult-ms.com a.gtld-servers.net
2 catapult-ms.com:
106 bytes, 1+0+1+0 records, response, authoritative, nxdomain

In other words, there's no such domain as catapult-ms.com. Did you just
register it?

Chris
Scott Gregson | 1 Jun 02:43 2002

Re: Forged froms and reply to's - will they cause RBL's to

Thanks to all for the good news!  I really don't need to try to prove to 
an RBL that I am not an open relay.

Scott Gregson wrote:
> I have recently been getting spam that has forged "from"'s and "to"'s - 
> nothing new about that but now they are forging _MY_ domains in the 
> "from" and "reply" to fields.  Is there a possibility that my domains 
> could end up being listed on RBL's due to this?

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~Scott Gregson
Make a plan, work the plan, be ready to punt.

CustomCPU Lists | 1 Jun 04:29 2002

suggestions

I am fairly new to the sys admin game (for actual employment) and I have
been authorized by my boss to set up a new email server running guess what.
I love qmail and have run it for about two years now.  I know how to set up
and administer qmail and have used several packages such as vpopmail and
vmailmgr to handle authentication via mysql databases, cdb, etc.  My
question is one involving capacity.  Hardware isn't the issue.  The hardware
platform is scalable and redundant.  If this server could potentially be
handling up to a couple hundred thousand emails per day, I am nervous about
doing the same installations as I would do on my own personal servers which
handle much smaller loads.  I am looking for pointers on setting up qmail to
operate in a more "industrial" setting.  Is it enough to just lock down my
linux box, do a clean install, and set up qmail by the book?  I would
appreciate any suggestions, opinions, or critisizms.  Thanx.

Chris.


Gmane