Hi all, first post but WHT has been very helpful for me when setting up my first dedicated box.
I am having trouble with my mail server. I am running mailenable on Win 2k3 server. I can receive emails no problem but can't send out. I don't think there is a problem with the DNS: dnsreport,com/tools/dnsreport.ch?domain=dictim.com but it still seems other mail servers won't accept mail from me. I have configured RRAS basic firewall to open only the ports I need. What steps do other mail servers go through to check the sender of incoming mail?
Site is www,dictim.com (won't let me post urls yet ) and I am running the mail server on the same IP (will change this in future when I have it all working).
Message is waiting at dictim.com for delivery to nildram.co.uk.
Reason: Mail Server for nildram.co.uk could not be contacted at this time. MailEnable will keep trying to deliver this message and will notify you of any progress.
Message headers follow:
Received: from mirage ([188.8.131.52]) by dictim.com with MailEnable ESMTP; Sun, 21 Mar 2004 04:05:43 -0600
From: "phil" <[email protected]>
To: <[email protected]>
Subject: ping now
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 10:06:25 -0000
X-Mailer: Microsoft Office Outlook, Build 11.0.5510
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2800.1165
However, I think I know the root of the problem now. I have submitted a ticket to servermatrix to update the PTR DNS record so that reverse DNS on my mail IP resolves to my mailserver. Hopefully that should do the trick.