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hi there. i get 550 error (sorry your helo has been denied) from gmx; however google mail accepts my mails. setup is behind rounter using nat. could the problem be related to the fact that the local ip adress rather than public one is used in helo?
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hey, im trying to set up exim on debian lenny, with my own domain name and static ip, i followed a few tutorials and mail seems to be working , but for some reason it says it was received by domain.domain.com, even thou i selected just domain.com in the question about "final destination
the from address is correct , its only the Received: from root by domain.domain.org with local (Exim 4.69), and Message-Id: <E1NWECc-0001DV-KC@domain.domain.org>
any suggestions ?
err got that fixed
got new problem, can send email to outside services like gmail, but cannot receive, opened port 25 incoming
is there anything else i should look into ?
Can you test from the outside world?
i test it from gmail
i cant send from my domain to gmail
but cant receive from gmail
What's your server's IP? I'll see if I can connect.
or in fact http://www.abuse.net/relay.html can test for you IIRC
one sec
so what exactly does that test
and what could be possible causes
im able to send emails inbetween users just fine

causes of what? So far you're not giving me much information to go on, other than "cannot receive".
i forgot to set mx record
Well that might do it, depending on whether or not you have an A record which happens to point to the right place.
well let me try setting an mx record then will see what happens
whats weird is that i cannot seem to be able to telnet into the exim
from outside
domain cwdu.org
well the problem might be that sendmail is still running...
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused
Nothing listening, or a firewall is blocking the connection.
trying to figure it out, seems to be a problem with firewall, coz exim is listening but port is filtered
i suppose the problem is that i set exim to listen on
no firewall with exim listening still cant connect from outside
how would i set the exim to listen to all interfaces
If you see where you configured, try instead
(I don't understand the debian config so I can't help you with that).
this is weird
no matter what i do, no firewall
port 25 is still filtered
got tcpdump installed on that box?
i can install it, thing is even if i kill exim , run nc on port 25 its still filtered, run it on any other port its open
the only thing that i can think of is that my fu*king vps provider blocking smtp
(as I first suspect, I have to say).
why the hell would someone do that
that is fu*ken mind blowing
'cos a lot of incompetent people install mail servers.
and contribute to the spam problem.
is that something alot of vps providers do ?
I'm sure as long as you can demonstrate to them that you've set up your mail server competently they'll unblock.
A lot of ISPs, sure; VPS, don't know
good luck :-)
well id rather switch vps, this smtp is not the only problem with this provider
alright thanks
at this point its very clear that its the provider itself
is it realistic to find a vps that does no utilize spamhaus ip block lists and has permissive firewalls, that dont block these common ports,PORT STATE SERVICE
22/tcp open ssh
25/tcp filtered smtp
53/tcp open domain
80/tcp open http
139/tcp filtered netbios-ssn
179/tcp filtered bgp
445/tcp filtered microsoft-ds
1720/tcp filtered H.323/Q.931
fu*k its turns out my ips is blocking the outgoing 25....
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