I'd like some help understanding my situation...haven't bumped into this problem before. I'm dangerously stupid as regards server concerns.
I host about 8 domains on an angel networks server. I use their standard linux cpanel setup.
My server had lots of problems for about 3 hours yesterday. Problems were finally resolved, but my requests for explanations have not been answered, so I have no clue what went wrong, how to avoid future outages, etc.
Further, since 12.15 yesterday I have received no emails at any domain. Angel Support says they are 'working on it'. I've sent test emails from 5 different servers: no bouncing, just nothing seems to be reaching domain mailboxes.
Any one have thoughts about this?
Since there are no bounce messages I assume my emails are still floating around in the ether somewhere? Can someone help me understand this?
20 hours no email is a big problem to me and my businesses.
Typically angel has resolved stuff fast, so I am very concerned.
I have root privs, etc., and like I said, I'm both stupid and confident in server matters, so I'm dangerous.
It sounds like there's a problem with the MTA on your server. Are you able to connect remotely and/or locally on port 25? Can you send mail out from the affected accounts elsewhere? How about doing a manual SMTP session to your server and creating a test message that way?
If you can't connect, the mailserver's probably not running. If you can connect, and send mail out, then the problem is most likely somewhere in the local delivery (bad pipe, broken SpamAssassin config or broken regexp filter, etc). If you can connect, and make a message for local delivery that goes through correctly, then the MX records have probably been screwed up. But that's definately the least likely.
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