Mailing List SIMS@mail.stalker.com Message #14644
From: Robert Dorning <softdawn@swiftdsl.com.au>
Subject: Re: Setting Up SIMS To Run Beside A Web Server
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 11:38:06 +1000
To: SIMS Discussions <SIMS@mail.stalker.com>
X-Mailer: Apple Mail (2.553)
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 directnic.com 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 softdawn.net mx

;; ANSWER SECTION:
softdawn.net.           1D IN MX        10 mail.softdawn.net.

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
softdawn.net.           1D IN NS        ns0.directnic.com.
softdawn.net.           1D IN NS        ns1.directnic.com.

;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
mail.softdawn.net.      1D IN A         218.214.24.1

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

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 softdawn.net via my ISP (swiftdsl.com.au). The following is the failure notice from bounced e-mail.

<robert@softdawn.net>:
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.

Return-Path: <softdawn@swiftdsl.com.au>
Received: (qmail 31119 invoked from network); 8 Jul 2004 05:30:47 -0000
Received: from unknown (HELO swiftdsl.com.au) ([218.214.24.1])
          (envelope-sender <softdawn@swiftdsl.com.au>)
          by tibor.swiftdsl.com.au (qmail-ldap-1.03) with SMTP
          for <robert@softdawn.net>; 8 Jul 2004 05:30:47 -0000

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

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                                          Robert Dorning
                                      SoftDawn Software
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