Kolab not sending External Mails

Stephen Hind s.hind at rwp.co.uk
Wed May 12 13:40:32 CEST 2004

There has been some developments:

I have changed the E-mail domain of the server to our public IP address
(I'll use a fake IP - 123.456.789.123 in this mail for illustration
purposes), so I could try to mail the box directly.

So I sent a mail from another internet email account to
username at 123.456.789.123 and the Kolab server responded saying it failed to
deliver it due to "Bad Address Syntax".  Obviously the message is getting
through but postfix does not seem to know what to do with it.

I have also tried to send mails using these new settings and I now get a
bounced mail when I try to send to an internet email address saying: "No
transport provider was available for delivery to this recipient".

The box has a server for DNS lookups.

I have tried fetchmail, but I can't workout where to tell fetchmail to send
the fetched mail.  Is there a socket I send to?  Do I send it to
username at 123.456.789.123? Or something else?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jon Bendtsen [mailto:jon at kollegiegaarden.dk]
> Sent: 12 May 2004 11:36
> To: Stephen Hind
> Cc: Kolab-Users
> Subject: Re: Kolab not sending External Mails
> Den 12. maj 2004, kl. 11:47, skrev Stephen Hind:
> > I have successfully installed and configured Kolab on Mandrake 10.0
> > Official.
> >  
> > I can send and receive mails/appointments using Outlook and the
> > Toltech connector to other Kolab users.  I cannot, however,
> send mail
> > to other internet email addresses.  I do not get anything bounced
> > back, just nothing arrives at the intended recipient.
> they must be in a que. Does the machine have a dnsserver it
> can use for
> lookups ?
> Does it arrive ANYWHERE ?
> > Can anyone help?
> >  
> > Also I wish to use fetchmail to get out internet email into
> the kolab
> > server, as it may be difficult to get the kolab box
> available on the
> > internet.  Has anyone done this?  If so can you give me a
> hint where
> > to start?
> yes i use fetchmail to pull down email for my kolab server. However i
> only pull down one user, which
> is much easier. I have however used fetchmail with success to
> pull down
> multidrop pop3 boxes.
> You _NEED_ the external server to write the envelope in a
> header. That
> way you can
> deliver the mail to the correct local user. Sometimes the envelope
> header information
> has the domain, or something else as a prefix or suffix, that
> has to be
> removed. Fetchmail
> calls that qvirtual, probably because it is from qmail.
> if you dont get this information you can not use multi drop.
> there are other posibilities for getting the email down to you.
> you _CAN NOT_ use the To: header, because that might contain a
> nonlocaluser, like
> the email i replied to here, the To: header said
> "kolab-users at kolab.org" not my email
> address. Likewise if an external customer sends a mail to
> you, and cc's
> your boss.
> fetchmail (based on the to: header) would deliver that email twice to
> you and never to
> your boss. Multidrop fetchmail has alot of posibilities for going
> wrong, but it also has
> advantages.
> JonB

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