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RE: Email (was Setting up Exim was Setting up Sendmail)


Thank you for responding,

I am really not "Up and Running yet," and since we are talking about the
likelyhood of my box being badly configured, I would rather not post the DNS
name yet (and I keep the thing off-line 99% of the time anyway), no offense
please! I am reasonably sure they are set up correctly as I was talked
through it by the tech support person at VeriSign.

In the many different things I have done I did do one Telnet to the server
from the Windows box which passed the test...in a couple of the previous
messages on this I did check the /var/log/exim/mainlog and it looked to me
like I was getting mail.

-----Original Message-----
From: Shyamal Prasad [mailto:shyamal.prasad@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 7:46 PM
To: Debian-User@Lists. Debian. Org
Subject: Re: Email (was Setting up Exim was Setting up Sendmail)

    "Michael" == Michael Olds <MikeOlds@pacbell.net> writes:

    Michael> Anyone have an idea as to what I should dig into next to
    Michael> get this up?

Hi Mike,

Could you share the DNS name used for the MX record with us (i.e the
world known email address served by this exim host)? If you'd prefer
not to just say so, but since it is your *email* address I figure it's
okay to tell it to the world ;-)

Can you telnet to your exim server on the smtp port and send a mail to
yourself? If you believe you are not receiving mail, look in your log
files (/var/log/exim/mainlog) when you send yourself mail - what do
you see?

One other thing: I noticed the word 'smarthost' in the log file
entries you posted on this. Does you use a smarthost or not?

I think you were looking at Stephen's sample bit of log: the only bit I have
posted for a recent mail is this (but no, I do not use a SmartHost):

> ==> /var/log/exim/mainlog <==
> 2002-10-02 02:20:10 17wXFK-0005dU-00 <= carel@mail.felnet U=carel P=local
> S=319
> 2002-10-02 02:20:11 17wXFK-0005dU-00 => carel@mail.felnet
> <carel@animus.felnet> R=smarthost T=remote_smtp H=schaduw.felnet
> []
> 2002-10-02 02:20:11 17wXFK-0005dU-00 Completed

Best Wishes!
Mike Olds www.buddhadust.org

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