Kolab not sending External Mails

Jon Bendtsen jon at kollegiegaarden.dk
Wed May 12 23:09:02 CEST 2004

Den 12. maj 2004, kl. 13:40, skrev Stephen Hind:

> 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.

did you send to a domain, or the ip address ?

> 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".

hmm, check postfix.org ?
mail:/kolab/etc/postfix# grep transport *
Makefile:T_TRANSPORT  = transport
main.cf:transport_maps = hash:/kolab/etc/postfix/transport
main.cf:mailbox_transport = lmtp:unix:/kolab/var/kolab/lmtp
main.cf.old:transport_maps = hash:/kolab/etc/postfix/transport
main.cf.old:mailbox_transport = lmtp:unix:/kolab/var/kolab/lmtp

my transport file contains:
nothing. Or everything is commented out. Do you have one?
else, try to make an empty one, and then make it a .db with postmap 
maybe write this in it:
yourdomain.com	:
*	smtp:mail.yourisp.com

> 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?

my /etc/fetchmailrc contains:
set syslog
set postmaster postmaster at yourdomain.com

#set nobouncemail
#set invisible

poll <pop3.example.com>
         proto POP3
         options tracepolls
         user YOURPOP3USER password YOURPOP3PASS is 
         options forcecr fetchall

if you want to do multidrop, for more than one user... read the 
fetchmail howto


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