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  1. #1
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    Default MX priorities for 2 mail servers

    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

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    Shouldn't. Have you tried using telnet to connect to the mail servers?

    Code:
    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
    Last edited by rolling; 10-26-2006 at 11:50 AM.
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    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

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