Mailing List Message #14644
From: Robert Dorning <>
Subject: Re: Setting Up SIMS To Run Beside A Web Server
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 11:38:06 +1000
To: SIMS Discussions <>
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Despite having tried many things since my last post to this mailing list I am still unable to receive e-mail on my recently installed SIMS.

i) I have worked with my domain name registrar to set up the MX record and A address and they say it is now set up properly. Is the following correct?

[Roberts-Computer:~] dionne% dig mx

;; ANSWER SECTION:           1D IN MX        10

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:           1D IN NS           1D IN NS


ii) I have the domain name in SIMS set to I have tried receiving e-mail with, and without, the following lines in the router: = and =

Under the SMTP Receiving Options the TCP/IP Channels is set to 25.

iii) I can make a TELNET connection to SIMS over my local network, but not from a remote computer. The error message I get on the remote is: Could not open connection to the host on port 25: Connect failed.

Over the local network I can use TELNET to send an e-mail to myself at SIMS.

iv) I have the SIMS logs set to the highest level, but SIMS doesn't record a thing when e-mail is being sent to via my ISP ( The following is the failure notice from bounced e-mail.

Sorry, I wasn't able to establish an SMTP connection. (#4.4.1)
I'm not going to try again; this message has been in the queue too long.

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v) Could the problem be how my Mac 7600 (running MacOS 8.6) is set up?  File sharing is turned on.

I have learnt a lot in my attempts to get SIMS to receive e-mail so it hasn't been a complete waste of time.


                                          Robert Dorning
                                      SoftDawn Software
      P.O. Box 206, Brunswick East, Victoria, 3057, AUSTRALIA
            TEL/FAX:  +61 3 9489 4298,   MOB: (0)403 226 211

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