Mail problems

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by chrisesler, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. chrisesler

    chrisesler New Member

    I just installed the ubuntu hoary how-to steps, and everythign seemed to go well. my domain is

    However, there seems to be a small email error. I can send out emails fine from the webmail interface.

    But any emails I send back to the server do not get received. I've looked at the log, and there is nothing there. Its as if the mail doesn't even get to the server.

    I checked out the and for some reason it states that there is no MX records, when I know I added them.

    Any help here would be appreciated.
  2. chrisesler

    chrisesler New Member

    I did an SMTP test

    I just did a smtp test and here is the response I got...any ideas?

    any clues to this?
  3. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    Can you check if is in /etc/postfix/local-host-names?
  4. chrisesler

    chrisesler New Member

    postfix file

    heres the content of the file you asked about...

  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    No, is not in there. You created a web site for in ISPConfig, right? Go to the Co-Domains tab and create the Co-Domain
  6. chrisesler

    chrisesler New Member

    another issue

    I tried an nmap on port 53 for my nameserver and it stated it was closed. Why would that be? any help here would be grateful
  7. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    Can you post the output of
    netstat -tap
    ? And maybe also of
    iptables -L
  8. Tribal-Dolphin

    Tribal-Dolphin New Member

    Just a question :
    why when we add a website, the localhostname file contains only instead of ?

    Error when creating a new site OR ISPconfig mistake ?
  9. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    When you create a new website, ispconfig adds automatically a co-domain without www. If you add a co-domain yourself with host www, you will have to add a second co-domain with an empty host.
  10. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    When you create a web site, the Co-Domain is created automatically, and both and are added to /etc/postfix/local-host-names so that you can receive emails for <user> and <user>
  11. Tribal-Dolphin

    Tribal-Dolphin New Member

    It's appears that sometimes, the empty co-domain wasn't created. Is it possible to re-create this automaticly or whe have to create co-domain manually ?

    Another question :
    Why add email adresses whith ? I never see that before.
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2005
  12. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    You can create it manually.

    Why not? :D
    Of course it's unusual, but you can be sure that there are people out there that ask for this feature. From time to time I see email addresses with subdomains.
  13. Tribal-Dolphin

    Tribal-Dolphin New Member

    Good answer :D

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