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kickingirl
10-26-2006, 10:53 AM
I am trying to resolve "client not being able to recieve emails"
Here is the scoop.
Yesterday, I pointed DNS to wh. Since then client is not able to get mail. client has 2 mail servers. My email to him bounced back wih error message "Connection refused". I have mail servers with priorities 10 and 20 for mail.xxx.com and mail2.xxx.com respectively.

My question is this:
Is this problem stemming from having different priorities?
Can I have same priorities for both? If not, why not.


Thanks for your help

GVyas

rolling
10-26-2006, 11:46 AM
Shouldn't. Have you tried using telnet to connect to the mail servers?


telnet mail.xxx.com 25
A typical conversation goes something like this (your entry in bold)

telnet mail.mydomain.com 25
220 mydomain.com ESMTP Sendmail 8.11.6/8.11.6; Thu, 26 Oct 2006 11:18:07 -0600
HELO john
250 mydomain.com Hello [xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx], pleased to meet you
MAIL FROM: test@
250 2.1.0 test@ Sender ok
RCPT TO: validuser@mydomain.com
250 2.1.5 validuser@mydomain.com... Recipient ok
DATA
354 Enter mail, end with "." on a line by itself
Date: Sun,17 Aug 1997 18:48:15 +0200
From: Me <forged@dummy.com>
To: You <You@Yours.com>
Subject: This is a test message

This is the message body
.
250 2.0.0 k9QHLHX00862 Message accepted for delivery
QUIT
221 2.0.0 mydomain.com closing connection


Connection to host lost.

Or for the POP3 (receiving) side of things

telnet mail.mydomain.com 110
+OK AVG POP3 Proxy Server <9397.1161883939@mydomain.com> 7.1.400/7.1.408 [268.13.11/494]
USER validuser
+OK Password required for validuser
PASS xxxxxxxx
+OK validuser has 10 visible messages (0 hidden) in 1275592 octets.
STAT
+OK 10 1275592
LIST
+OK 10 visible messages (1275592 octets)
1 20018
2 19726
........
9 18883
10 519
.
RETR 10
+OK 519 octets
Return-Path: <test>test@
Received: from john ([xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx])
by mydomain.com (8.11.6/8.11.6) with SMTP id k9QHLHX00862
for validuser@mydomain.com; Thu, 26 Oct 2006 11:21:48 -0600
Message-Id: <200610261721.k9QHLHX00862@mydomain.com>
X-Envelope-From: test@
X-Envelope-To: validuser@mydomain.com
X-Protocol: SMTP
Date: Sun,17 Aug 1997 18:48:15 +0200
From: Me <forged@dummy.com>
To: "You@yours.com" <You@Yours.com>
Subject: This is a test message
X-UIDL: O*5!!PS:"!7Jk"!~+="!
X-Antivirus: AVG for E-mail 7.1.408 [268.13.11/494]
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain

This is the message body



--
No virus found in this incoming message.
Checked by AVG Free Edition.
Version: 7.1.408 / Virus Database: 268.13.11/494 - Release Date: 24/10/2006

.
QUIT
+OK Pop server at mydomain.com signing off.


Connection to host lost.

The other thing to do is to go to http://www.dnsstuff.com and fill out the DNS Lookup for the MX records of your domain in the top right box

kickingirl
10-26-2006, 02:34 PM
Thanks for the detailed info. When I tried telnet it just stayed blank no response at all. I am going to try dns stuff.com next

Gvyas