Can't recieve emails. Dovecot and Postfix. Wheezy.

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Can't recieve emails. Dovecot and Postfix. Wheezy.

Postby baynham » 2013-10-17 22:59

Hello

I wonder if I can get some advice...

I'm setting up my first hosted (Rackspace) server and after foll owing these instructions http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-serve ... spconfig-3, I am unable to receive emails but sending works fine.

Email dossier reports the following which looks OK to me...

[Resolving mail.cardiffit.co.uk...]
[Contacting mail.cardiffit.co.uk [162.13.144.243]...]
[Connected]
220 cardiffit ESMTP Postfix (Debian/GNU)
EHLO mx1.validemail.com
250-cardiffit
250-PIPELINING
250-SIZE 10240000
250-VRFY
250-ETRN
250-STARTTLS
250-AUTH PLAIN LOGIN
250-AUTH=PLAIN LOGIN
250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES
250-8BITMIME
250 DSN
MAIL FROM:<>
250 2.1.0 Ok
RCPT TO:<mike@cardiffit.co.uk>
250 2.1.5 Ok
RSET
250 2.0.0 Ok
QUIT
221 2.0.0 Bye
[Connection closed]

Extremely grateful for any help here. If you need any additional details please let me know.

Many Thanks,

Mike
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Re: Can't recieve emails. Dovecot and Postfix. Wheezy.

Postby dilberts_left_nut » 2013-10-17 23:37

How do you know you're not receiving mail?
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Re: Can't recieve emails. Dovecot and Postfix. Wheezy.

Postby baynham » 2013-10-18 11:20

Hi - thanks for your reply!

I've set up Squirrelmail which is sending fine but not receiving.
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Re: Can't recieve emails. Dovecot and Postfix. Wheezy.

Postby baynham » 2013-10-18 11:30

I also just setup Outlook to connect via IMAP. I can see my sent emails in Outlook but nothing in my inbox.
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Re: Can't recieve emails. Dovecot and Postfix. Wheezy.

Postby baynham » 2013-10-18 11:34

Wiped the server and started again yesterday and I'm getting the same problem.
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Re: Can't recieve emails. Dovecot and Postfix. Wheezy.

Postby baynham » 2013-10-18 14:58

I've just received a delivery failure for my test messages...

Technical details of permanent failure:
Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the server for the recipient domain cardiffit.co.uk by mail.cardiffit.co.uk. [162.13.144.243].

The error that the other server returned was:
550 5.1.1 <mike@cardiffit.co.uk>: Recipient address rejected: User unknown in local recipient table


The mailbox definitely exists :/
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Re: Can't recieve emails. Dovecot and Postfix. Wheezy.

Postby dasein » 2013-10-18 15:43

From the "you're probably not the first person on the planet to run into this problem" department...

Googling your error message (User unknown in local recipient table) produced lots of seemingly pertinent and informative hits.
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Re: Can't recieve emails. Dovecot and Postfix. Wheezy.

Postby bw123 » 2013-10-18 16:32

thanks for the link, but that's complicated how to for installing debian, and then a buttload of packages. if it didn't work the first two times I would give up on that one. If you want to keep it, looks like you should research the ispconfig-3 app.
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