Kolab not sending External Mails

Stephen Hind s.hind at rwp.co.uk
Wed May 12 14:54:37 CEST 2004

Can anyone tell me the correct settings to get fetchmail to send it to the
kolab/cyrus-imap mail server?  It successfully retrieves the mail from the
pop account, but does not get delivered to the kloab/cyrus-imap server.
Either kolab/postfix bounces the message as an unknown user, or disappears.

Once someone has answered this message I'll then try to find out how to send
messages successfully.

Stephen Hind

> -----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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