I just moved my site into a new VPS account, and I found out that my email scripts were all down. Sort of. I can send outbound email to external email accounts through php scripts, outlook, webmail, etc. However, if I try to send email from email@example.com to firstname.lastname@example.org, nothing happens.
anyone know why I can't email any of my own accounts on the same domain? I'm sure it has something to do with configuring this new VPS account, but I just don't know what.
My VPS is working perfectly for over one year. However the mail server of my VPS is always not working about 3 - 4 times a week since three weeks ago. I can login the webmail accounts, just cannot receive emails and send emails.
We have been running our web/ftp/application/mail server for about 4 years, and running flawlessly. This week one of the computers in the network was infected with a virus that was sending spam like crazy. We got blacklisted, as per this site mxtoolbox.com. Our domain is affordablerto.net. Since then we have isolated the problem, klilled the virus and are no longer blacklisted. But we are not able to send or receive any emails now. I wrote mxtoolbox and there reply was basicly "We can get you up and running if you pay us". I called our ISP and they stated that the ports(25) are open. When I do an smtp diagnostic from mxtoolbox I get the response that Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero.
When I go to dnsreport and input our mail server (mail.affordablerto.net) I get ERROR:
The parent servers say that the domain mail.affordablerto.net does not have any NS records (although they may have some other information on that zone).
When I put in our mail server under mail test I get this Getting MX record for mail.affordablerto.net (from local DNS server, may be cached)... There is no MX record for mail.affordablerto.net! That's bad. Checking for an A record... Got it!
When I put in our domain I get this...well I can not put a link in yet - the software here says I need to take 5 posts before I can link anything. Go ahead and try it yourself.
I am not sure what most of this information means. I am in contact with our DNS provider and they keep on trying to sell me some solution. So does mxtoolbox.
Over the past week, the SMTP server on my VPS has been hanging whenever I try to send an email from my computer. It'll eventually work again, but now it's been down for the count for about 18 hours. Tech support keeps on recommending minor fxes and issuing standard responses like "try disanbling your firewall" and the like, but nothing works. I have already told them this:
* I know _you_ can probably send POP/SMTP mail through my server. I can't. * Mozilla Thunderbird will connect and send mail through other POP/SMTP servers.. Not my server here. * I can connect to _receive_ email, but I can't send it. * My ISP (SBC/AT&T ADSL) does not block outgoing mail to port 25 on my account; I had the block removed. * I've got an exim server running on port 26, too. Doesn't make a difference. * I tried connecting from another ISP (my work PC). Still can't send mail. * I tried using IP addresses instead of my domain name. Doesn't work. * I didn't change any account names, passwords or anything like that. * I tried other email clients. Can't send mail with them, either. * The exim queue has very few messages in it. Clearing the queue didn't work. * I disabled firewalls. Didn't help. Besides, I was able to connect to other mail servers - just not my VPS here. * There are no typos in any of the account or general configuration settings in my client. Nothing changed. One day I could send mail, now I'm having problems.
I keep saying this, and keep attaching entried from exim_mainlog with error messages like this PROVING that I can't send mail:
2007-02-01 08:26:00 H=adsl***** [*****]:1294 I=[*****]:25 incomplete transaction (connection lost) from for *****@gmail.com 2007-02-01 08:26:00 unexpected disconnection while reading SMTP command from adsl***** [*****]:1294 I=[*****]:25 2007-02-01 08:26:17 SMTP connection from [*****]:1344 I=[*****]:25 (TCP/IP connection count = 1)
2007-02-01 08:29:34 H=adsl***** [*****]:1344 I=[*****]:25 incomplete transaction (connection lost) from for *****@gmail.com 2007-02-01 08:29:34 unexpected disconnection while reading SMTP command from adsl***** [*****]:1344 I=[*****]:25
Any ideas? I think tech support at my end has given up; it's been hours since I last heard from them, and that was just to say that they updated everything to the current version, and disable the firewall. (Again!) Didn't work.
So, before I pack my bags and find another VPS host, what should I do? Having outgoing SMTP email is a MUST; not having it is a deal-breaker.
Am using Windows 2003 server with IIS6.0 and SMTP.I tried to send mail using ASP.net C# code through SMTP service.But my mails are getting queued in C:InetpubmailrootQueue.
What could be the problem??I've done many trouble shooting steps but no luck.I changed the Relay settings.Since I am in a LAN connection, i've tested the relay setting using both the 'localhost'and 'MyDomainIP'but everything in vain.
I have migrated my cpanel server from one to other server. After finishing migration. All email account can't send mail to external mail such as to "yahoo mail".
Here, some log: ------------------------------------------- Return-path: <email@example.com> Received: from localhost ([127.0.0.1] helo=mydomain.com) by server.hostname.com with esmtpa (Exim 4.69) (envelope-from <firstname.lastname@example.org>) id 1N1wop-0004bE-ST for email@example.com; Sun, 25 Oct 2009 09:43:11 +0300 Received: from XXX.161.156.165 ([22.214.171.124]) (SquirrelMail authenticated user firstname.lastname@example.org) by mydomain.com with HTTP; Sun, 25 Oct 2009 09:43:11 +0300 (MSK) Message-ID: <14566.XXX.126.96.36.1996452991.squirrel@domain> Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2009 09:43:11 +0300 (MSK) Subject: Test mail From: email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org User-Agent: SquirrelMail/1.4.13 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain;charset=iso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit X-Priority: 3 (Normal) Importance: Normal
I have a dedicated box, and our e-mail is handled through Gmail.
There is a contact form on our website, that customers fill out, and it e-mails us with the response.
I've noticed, however, that we never get the message. After some testing, it seems our server sends message to other domains just fine, but not to itself....
I've added the appropriate MX records with our DNS provider, and also in the /var/named/domain1.com.db file. Any clue as to why it still can't send messages to this domain? I'd more than happy to provide any other pertinent info!
We have windows 2003 with Mail-Enable mail server. We have PHP 4 and PHP 5 on the server too.
From one of the PHP mail sending script we are not able to send the mails. currently we cannot see the logs for mail sending from PHP form in the mail-enable logs. Also when we trytelnet domain.com 25 it give the correct result.
there is no connectivity between the php and mail-enable on the server. But mails are working fine from the webmail, but they are not working from the php.
how to enable the logs for php mailing sending in mail logs so that we can see it. Also please tell us how we can configure PHP and mail-enable both together so that mails will work fine from PHP script.
an user reports he can't send email. (cpanel/exim/csf)
451 - The server has reached its limit for processing requests from your host
I checked his IP address and there are no connections coming from his IP address to port 25, I switched the connection on the client to port 26 and it worked. But there are a lot of users on his IP address so changing the port on every computer is not reasonable.
[root@server ~]# telnet mx4.hotmail.com 25Trying 188.8.131.52...Connected to mx4.hotmail.com (184.108.40.206).Escape character is '^]'.220 bay0-mc10-f4.bay0.hotmail.com Sending unsolicited commercial or bulk e-mail to Microsoft's computer network is prohibited. Other restrictions are found at http://privacy.msn.com/Anti-spam/. Violations will result in use of equipment located in California and other states. Wed, 12 Sep 2007 03:49:15 -0700
I have a dedicated server with godaddy and it has squirrel mail/sendmail/dovecot etc installed on it. I am able to log-in to squirrel mail but when I try to send email, it fails. Even it's not able to receive email. I restarted sendmail but it still does not works.
I tried to send email through command line but it does not work either.
[root@ip-xx-xxx-xxx-xxx public_html]# /usr/lib/sendmail -v email@example.com < /home/mysite/public_html/license.txt firstname.lastname@example.org... Connecting to [127.0.0.1] via relay... 220 ip-xx-xxx-xxx-xxx.ip.secureserver.net ESMTP Sendmail 8.13.1/8.13.1; Sun, 27 Jul 2008 09:21:09 -0700 >>> EHLO ip-xx-xxx-xxx-xxx.ip.secureserver.net 250-ip-xx-xxx-xxx-xxx.ip.secureserver.net Hello ip-xx-xxx-xxx-xxx.ip.secureserver.net [127.0.0.1], pleased to meet you 250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES 250-PIPELINING 250-8BITMIME 250-SIZE 250-DSN 250-ETRN 250-AUTH DIGEST-MD5 CRAM-MD5 250-DELIVERBY 250 HELP >>> MAIL From:<email@example.com> SIZE=15127 AUTHfirstname.lastname@example.org 250 2.1.0 <email@example.com>... Sender ok >>> RCPT To:<firstname.lastname@example.org> >>> DATA 250 2.1.5 <email@example.com>... Recipient ok 354 Enter mail, end with "." on a line by itself >>> . 250 2.0.0 m6RGL99A018025 Message accepted for delivery firstname.lastname@example.org... Sent (m6RGL99A018025 Message accepted for delivery) Closing connection to [127.0.0.1] >>> QUIT 221 2.0.0 ip-xx-xxx-xxx-xxx.ip.secureserver.net closing connection [root@ip-xx-xxx-xxx-xxx public_html]#
For years we have been able to send and receive through our web sites using Qwest and then a few weeks ago it stopped working for sending completely. I checked the usual things like port 25; I changed the outbound mail address to smtp.live.com per their instructions. Nothing. Now that Qwest is MSN it just doesn't work and their offshore "support" is worthless. This happens using Windows XP Pro and Vista.
I have a CDONTS script which has been sending mail from a client's website form to their address. However, the script has suddenly stopped working. It doesn't error, they just don't receive the mail. I've tried CCing myself in the script and the mail is not getting through. The script itself is tried and tested and syntaxially correct.
I think the problem is because they're using their own exchange server, not the web hosts' mail server. Therefore I would expect that mail sent from the web script wouldn't go through because there is no local mail server to process it.
The problem is that the script hasn't changed, the host say their system hasn't changed, and the client's IT team say their exchange settings haven't changed!
I could set up a CDOSYS script to use their Exchange server to deal with the email, but their IT support won't allow relaying, so I don't think this is possible.
Is connecting to their Exchange box the only option, or should the website host still be able to process the web-script-generated mail despite not being their mail provider? I'm getting a lot of grief here, but it can't be the script that has suddenly broken because nobody has touched it!
A better title might be "hotmail or yahoo won't accept the emails from sendmail."
I have sendmail version: 8.13.4
I have the only modification I can remember doing is: MASQUERADE_AS(`ipalaces.org')dnl
I can send emails perfectly to gmail accounts. Here is a sucessfull output of an email send to gmail:
Delivered-To: email@example.com Received: by 10.114.113.11 with SMTP id l11cs366927wac; Thu, 29 Mar 2007 10:05:09 -0700 (PDT) Received: by 10.70.80.14 with SMTP id d14mr1879830wxb.1175187909424; Thu, 29 Mar 2007 10:05:09 -0700 (PDT) Return-Path: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Received: from ipalaces.org (ipalaces.org [220.127.116.11]) by mx.google.com with ESMTP id h40si1247663wxd.2007.03.29.10.05.09; Thu, 29 Mar 2007 10:05:09 -0700 (PDT) Received-SPF: pass (google.com: best guess record for domain of email@example.com designates 18.104.22.168 as permitted sender) Received: from ipalaces.org (ipalaces.org [127.0.0.1]) by ipalaces.org (8.13.4/8.13.4/Debian-3sarge3) with ESMTP id l2TH58SJ005383 for <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Thu, 29 Mar 2007 13:05:08 -0400 Received: (from root@localhost) by ipalaces.org (8.13.4/8.13.4/Submit) id l2TH51kd005299 for email@example.com; Thu, 29 Mar 2007 13:05:01 -0400 Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 13:05:01 -0400 From: root <firstname.lastname@example.org> Message-Id: <200703291705.l2TH51kd005299@ipalaces.org> To: undisclosed-recipients:;
This is a test of the body.
I originally thought the reason hotmail or yahoo didn't receive my emails was because I had no reverse DNS for the IP I was sending the emails out with. Therefore I had my VPS provider create one for my IP. It now reflects ipalaces.org with the IP I use to send out emails (22.214.171.124)
Even after the reverse DNS in place, hotmail nor yahoo could recieve my emails. I am now pretty much stump as to why. I have googled and scanned various other solutions and I havent found anything.
Here is a verbose output of using sendmail to an hotmail address of mine:
email@example.com... Connecting to [127.0.0.1] port 587 via relay... 220 ipalaces.org ESMTP Sendmail 8.13.4/8.13.4/Debian-3sarge3; Thu, 29 Mar 2007 1 3:07:17 -0400; (No UCE/UBE) logging access from: ipalaces.org(OK)-ipalaces.org [ 127.0.0.1] >>> EHLO ipalaces.org 250-ipalaces.org Hello ipalaces.org [127.0.0.1], pleased to meet you 250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES 250-PIPELINING 250-EXPN 250-VERB 250-8BITMIME 250-SIZE 250-DSN 250-ETRN 250-AUTH DIGEST-MD5 CRAM-MD5 250-DELIVERBY 250 HELP >>> VERB 250 2.0.0 Verbose mode >>> MAIL From:<firstname.lastname@example.org> SIZE=15 AUTHemail@example.com 250 2.1.0 <firstname.lastname@example.org>... Sender ok >>> RCPT To:<email@example.com> >>> DATA 250 2.1.5 <firstname.lastname@example.org>... Recipient ok 354 Enter mail, end with "." on a line by itself >>> . 050 <email@example.com>... Connecting to mx3.hotmail.com. via esmtp... 050 220 bay0-mc8-f1.bay0.hotmail.com Sending unsolicited commercial or bulk e-ma il to Microsoft's computer network is prohibited. Other restrictions are found a t http://privacy.msn.com/Anti-spam/. Violations will result in use of equipment located in California and other states. Thu, 29 Mar 2007 10:07:17 -0700 050 >>> EHLO ipalaces.org 050 250-bay0-mc8-f1.bay0.hotmail.com (126.96.36.199) Hello [188.8.131.52] 050 250-SIZE 29696000 050 250-PIPELINING 050 250-8bitmime 050 250-BINARYMIME 050 250-CHUNKING 050 250-AUTH LOGIN 050 250-AUTH=LOGIN 050 250 OK 050 >>> MAIL From:<firstname.lastname@example.org> SIZE=320 AUTH=<> 050 250 email@example.com....Sender OK 050 >>> RCPT To:<firstname.lastname@example.org> 050 >>> DATA 050 250 email@example.com 050 354 Start mail input; end with <CRLF>.<CRLF> 050 >>> . 050 250 <200703291707.l2TH7DSt007328@ipalaces.org> Queued mail for delivery 050 <firstname.lastname@example.org>... Sent ( <200703291707.l2TH7DSt007328@ipalaces.org > Queued mail for delivery) 250 2.0.0 l2TH7HeD007332 Message accepted for delivery email@example.com... Sent (l2TH7HeD007332 Message accepted for delivery) Closing connection to [127.0.0.1] >>> QUIT 221 2.0.0 ipalaces.org closing connection
The main thing that strikes out to me is that hotmail says "Queued mail for delivery" whereas Gmail normally says "OKAY". It seems as hotmail gets the email, and then decides it's no good. I don't know if my IP is blacklisted or I have to change something in my configuration from 127.0.0.1 to my IP, or what I have to do.
So yesterday my team completed our website. Everything uploaded perfectly and works without a hitch except send mail.
When someone registers on our forum or registers on the main site they are send an e-mail validation, standard procedure. However the e-mails do not get through!
It looks like every email provider is filtering out some part of the email. I don't know whether it's the domain, ip, subject/message contents. Please take a look for yourself. We are using an offshore server in the Netherlands. The only email provider that would even accept our e-mails so far has been Gmail and Gmail automatically thought it was spam.
We have tried our scripts on a US host (1and1.com) and they e-mail to any email provider no problem. So I don't know for sure what's going on. Unfortunately I am about to get rid of 1and1 so I can't use them permanently.