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Hi. I'm trying to run postfix on my server (ruby.xxxxxxx.com ) I have never run a mail server before. I'm fairly sure that I have unpacked/installed postfix correctly. I made ...
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    Postfix Setup


    Hi. I'm trying to run postfix on my server (ruby.xxxxxxx.com ) I have never run a mail server before. I'm fairly sure that I have unpacked/installed postfix correctly. I made the approprate MX entry on my DNS server. When I send mail to capncrunch@xxxxxxx.com it does not bounce. I have made sure that my firewall was open to the default smtp and imap ports.

    However, I can't check my mail. I've tried using Mozilla Firebird to check it, and It keeps telling me "Could not connect to mail server ruby.xxxxxx.com. Connection was refused." When I SSH in to the capncrunch account on ruby and type "mail" into the command line, it tells me that I have no mail.

    What have I missed?

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    IT BOUNCED

    OK. So after more than a day, the last e-mail I sent to the account, *did* actually bounce. Now what? Here's the e-mail:

    This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification

    THIS IS A WARNING MESSAGE ONLY.

    YOU DO NOT NEED TO RESEND YOUR MESSAGE.

    Delivery to the following recipient has been delayed:

    capncrunch@xxxxxxx.com

    Message will be retried for 2 more day(s)

    Technical details of temporary failure:
    TEMP_FAILURE: Could not initiate SMTP conversation with any hosts:
    [ruby.xxxxxxxx.com (1): Connection timed out]

    ----- Message header follows -----

    Received: by 10.38.101.54 with SMTP id y54mr6104rnb;
    Sat, 12 Feb 2005 08:07:49 -0800 (PST)
    Received: by 10.38.97.27 with HTTP; Sat, 12 Feb 2005 08:07:49 -0800 (PST)
    Message-ID: <c7200bce050212080755700167@mail.gmail.com>
    Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 11:07:49 -0500
    From: Richard Nixon <yyyyyyyyy@gmail.com>
    Reply-To: Richard Nixon <yyyyyyyyyyy@gmail.com>
    To: capncrunch@xxxxxxx.com
    Subject: Here it is
    Mime-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

    A real e-mail.

    ----- Message body suppressed -----

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    Hello, I have the same problem with postfix, I'm able to send mails in a mailbox like mymail@gmail.com, but not to receive them!
    And after a few hours I get this message:

    This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification

    Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

    xxxx@mydomain.com

    Technical details of permanent failure:
    TEMP_FAILURE: Could not initiate SMTP conversation with any hosts:
    [catn.catniger.ne. (10): Connection timed out]


    Can somebody help me pliiiiiiiiiizzzzzzzzz

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