MX Records ?
I normally use Linux to receive mails , not to send any .
And I use PINE/fetchmail on my Linux box.
What I have done is I created a login (shyamk@localhost) of the same name as my
account at my ISP(email@example.com) , then configured
.fetchmailrc and PINE for this login.
It fetches the mail properly.
But , when I try to send mails I get some errors ,
(indicated below my mail) , and also some advice -
kind of message :
"Your _____ does not do resolution of email addresses.
Add MX records _____"
I do nor remember the full thing .
My doubts are :
1) Does the whole thing mean that I have to add some "MX" records
to my /etc/resolv.conf ?
2)What is MX ?
3) How do I add these records and where ?
Well , basically I can send mails from PINE on Linux
to myself ,
and then receive it
in Liux (fetchmail) or
on windoze (M$ Outlook) .
So , I gather , mainly the problem is with
with the Mailing-lists.
Please guide me on this .
Thanks in advance.
-------------ERRORS I GET UPON THE MAIL I HAD SENT ---------------------
Reporting-MTA: dns; localhost.localdomain
Arrival-Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2001 08:52:44 +0530
Final-Recipient: RFC822; firstname.lastname@example.org
Remote-MTA: DNS; mail.sourceforge.net
Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 550 cannot route to sender address
Last-Attempt-Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2001 17:32:23 +0530
Received: (from shyamk@localhost)
by localhost.localdomain (8.11.2/8.11.2) id fB63Mib00940;
Thu, 6 Dec 2001 08:52:44 +0530
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2001 08:52:44 +0530
Starting console mouse services: [ OK ]
Starting crond: [ OK ]
Starting anacron: [ OK ]
This is what I get on VC1 after making the following changes
to my /etc/inittab , and doing a reboot :
I just thought , I could try out mgetty , but things stay
stuck here !
I shall be grateful for all possible help