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    Question Sendmail problem, i can send mail, but i can not recieve mail

    Hello any/everybodoy,
    I'm running sendmail on fedora and have a domain at godaddy. I managed to setup my site running on own host. I try to run my own mailserver on the same linuxbox where i host my site on. I tryed to setup sendmail as good as is know. The problem with the mailserver (sendmail) is thate i can send mail, but i cant recieve mail. i tryed many times to send mail from my gmail account to my server. the gmaill gives back a:

    Technical details of temporary failure:
    The recipient server did not accept our requests to connect.
    [ (0): Connection timed out] [ (10): Connection timed out]

    nslookup gives me:

    # nslookup
    Non-authoritative answer: canonical name =

    I tested my ports:
    Starting Nmap at 2010-04-18 23:03 EDT
    Interesting ports on (
    Not shown: 984 filtered ports
    21/tcp closed ftp
    25/tcp open smtp

    sendmail config is set to:
    DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtp,Addr=,Name= MTA')dnl

    Telnet gives me:
    telnet 25
    Connected to
    Escape character is '^]'.
    220 ESMTP Sendmail 8.14.3/8.14.3; Sun, 18 Apr 2010 23:14:49 -0400

    My access in sendmail is:
    By default we allow relaying from localhost…
    Connect:localhost.localdomain RELAY
    Connect:localhost RELAY
    Connect: RELAY RELAY

    My local-host-names: RELAY
    Connect: RELAY
    Connect:localhost.localdomain RELAY
    Connect:localhost RELAY

    I am behind a router, but he forward 25 to my server
    I need some help on this one to solve the timeout.

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    Nobody any idea?

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    1. Has the MX record for has been pointed to your static ip?

    2. Can you send a mail via telnet?

    a. telnet yourstaticip 25
    you will get some greeting
    b. EHLO

    250-Some responce
    250-Some responce
    250-Some responce
    250-Some responce
    250 Some responce

    c. MAIL FROM:<>
    250 Ok

    d. RCPT TO:<>
    250 Ok

    e. data


    Please check this and provide the results.

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