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    using an email server from an external domain


    I have a slackware machine which has preinstalled the sendmail mail server. For this machine I have given a domain name (I have a static IP), so I'm able to administer my email through the UI of webmin, i.e. I can send and receive emails.

    However I would like to use it only as an email server, i.e. what I would like to do is

    1. Conecting to it, by using an email client (e.g. Thundirbird) in order to receive and send emails
    2. Conecting to it from a web server so a to send new posts etc.

    By searching around I found that in order to test the mail server from outside you can use the following series of commands:
    telnet mydomain 25
    helo mydomain
    mail from:<useremail_in_my_domain>
    rcpt to:<useremail_in_external_domain>
    However in rcpt to: I receive an error "Relaying denied".

    Here is also the DNS configuration

    Name	Mode	Value	Priority
    domainname	A	myip	0
    *.domainname	A	myip	0
    mail.domainname	MX	myip	1
    Any ideas, or how I could configure the email server?

    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by simeon_mattes; 03-20-2011 at 09:04 AM.

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