Awkward remote addresses problem

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JRH
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Awkward remote addresses problem

Post by JRH » Sun Apr 29, 2007 1:22 am

Having a bit of a problem here that I can't get round... although I can recieve messages sent to "james@qnemailserver.com", I can't send from the SMTP of the mail server to a remote address. Here's the log:

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01&#58;17&#58;08.209  &#91;5504&#93; <SMTP> Client connected from 192.168.1.1
01&#58;17&#58;08.224  &#91;5504&#93; <SMTP> 220 Quick 'n Easy Mail Server
01&#58;17&#58;08.240  &#91;5504&#93; <SMTP> EHLO Kif
01&#58;17&#58;08.255  &#91;5504&#93; <SMTP> 250-Supported extensions&#58;
250-AUTH PLAIN LOGIN
250-VRFY
250 OK
01&#58;17&#58;08.271  &#91;5504&#93; <SMTP> AUTH LOGIN
01&#58;17&#58;08.318  &#91;5504&#93; <SMTP> 334 VXNlcm5hbWU6
01&#58;17&#58;08.334  &#91;5504&#93; <SMTP> AMFTZXM= 
01&#58;17&#58;08.349  &#91;5504&#93; <SMTP> 334 UGFzc3dvcmQ6
01&#58;17&#58;08.365  &#91;5504&#93; <SMTP> ADA4ODKZNTIXMQ== 
01&#58;17&#58;08.365  &#91;5504&#93; <SMTP> 235 Authentication successful.
01&#58;17&#58;08.396  &#91;5504&#93; <SMTP> MAIL FROM&#58; <james@jameshamilton.servehttp.com>
01&#58;17&#58;08.412  &#91;5504&#93; <SMTP> 250 OK
01&#58;17&#58;08.412  &#91;5504&#93; <SMTP> RCPT TO&#58; <james.hamilton@mediauk.net>
01&#58;17&#58;08.427  &#91;5504&#93; <SMTP> Forwarding email to&#58; <james.hamilton@mediauk.net>
01&#58;17&#58;08.443  &#91;5504&#93; <SMTP> 250 OK
01&#58;17&#58;08.458  &#91;5504&#93; <SMTP> DATA 
01&#58;17&#58;08.474  &#91;5504&#93; <SMTP> 354 End with <CRLF>.<CRLF>
01&#58;17&#58;08.537  &#91;3496&#93; <SMTP> Incoming message&#58; F141E9195AD44F7687CA66004F4F4AED.eml
01&#58;17&#58;08.552  &#91;3496&#93; <SMTP> Copying message to&#58; C&#58;\Mail\queue\
01&#58;17&#58;08.615  &#91;1844&#93; <RELAY> Detected new messages in queue.
01&#58;17&#58;08.630  &#91;1844&#93; <RELAY> Checking file&#58; F141E9195AD44F7687CA66004F4F4AED.eml
01&#58;17&#58;08.630  &#91;5504&#93; <SMTP> 250 OK&#58; Queued as&#58; F141E9195AD44F7687CA66004F4F4AED
01&#58;17&#58;09.693  &#91;1844&#93; <RELAY> DNS Lookup for 'mediauk.net' failed!
01&#58;17&#58;09.708  &#91;1844&#93; <RELAY> Copying message to&#58; C&#58;\Mail\badmail\
01&#58;17&#58;09.724  &#91;1844&#93; <RELAY> Finished delivery of mail.
01&#58;17&#58;11.208  &#91;5504&#93; <SMTP> QUIT 
01&#58;17&#58;11.223  &#91;5504&#93; <SMTP> Could not send reply, disconnected.
01&#58;17&#58;11.239  &#91;5504&#93; <SMTP> Client disconnected from 192.168.1.1
Any ideas? I'm sure it's fairly simple.. :?
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Post by admin » Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:34 am

Did you specify a valid DNS server address? It looks like the DNS lookup fails which makes it impossible to send the email to the right server.

Related FAQ topic:
http://www.pablosoftwaresolutions.com/f ... php?t=1098

See also the help file.
JRH
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Post by JRH » Sun Apr 29, 2007 6:59 pm

Okay, I think I've now specified the correct DNS server... but it's still not having it for a lot of addresses (it worked for one or two to start with, but not others).

Does it take up to a certain amount of time to become fully functional?
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Post by admin » Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:52 am

No, the DNS server should give a result for all valid domains.
Do you still get the same error? Then I think it's not a vaqlid DNS server.

You can use Google to find a list of public DNS server, which you can try.
Note that there's a test button, which you can use to check out if the specified DNS server is working.
JRH
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Post by JRH » Mon Apr 30, 2007 6:59 pm

I've found that my ISP's DNS server works perfectly... the other one was flaky.

Thanks for all the help, as always. We now have a perfect and fully functioning mail server! :D
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