can connect to my pop to get mails but can't send emails

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can connect to my pop to get mails but can't send emails

Kebba Foon
Hi
 After days of checking and cross checking, i still cant send emails with
my new setup. i have not setup webmail on my server yet. i can connect
and download my emails from my mail server but can't send emails am using
icedove client. the error i get always is: 'Sending message failed. The
message could not be send because connecting to SMTP server <myserver>
failed. The server may be unavailable or refusing connections. Any idea
what am doing wrong.

Kebba



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Re: can connect to my pop to get mails but can't send emails

Odhiambo Washington


On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 1:44 PM, <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi
 After days of checking and cross checking, i still cant send emails with
my new setup. i have not setup webmail on my server yet. i can connect
and download my emails from my mail server but can't send emails am using
icedove client. the error i get always is: 'Sending message failed. The
message could not be send because connecting to SMTP server <myserver>
failed. The server may be unavailable or refusing connections. Any idea
what am doing wrong.

Kebba


So, is the SMTP component of your server running and accepting connections from your hosts on the configured port?
Can you see what is written on Exim logs?

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Re: can connect to my pop to get mails but can't send emails

gldickens3
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Keeba,

I am not sure if this is a problem with icedove, exim, your firewall or
something else.

Try to telnet into the exim machine with:

telnet <exim machine domain name or IP address> 25

You may also try other ports such as:

telnet <exim machine domain name or IP address> 587

Make sure that exim is listening to the ports that you are using.  You
should have this line (or something similar) in
etc/exim/exim4u_local.conf.inc:

daemon_smtp_ports = 25 : 587

If that does not work then you should check your firewall settings on
your server and make sure that you have opened up ports for smtp (25 and
587 for example).  I would disable the firewall for testing just to rule
that out as the problem. If you can successfully telnet into your server
and exim replies then everything on your server is probably working fine.

You may also verify that exim is running locally by sending a mail
message from the command line with exim on the machine where you have
exim running as follows (substitute a valid local email address for
[hidden email]):

echo "Subject: Command Line Test From Exim" | exim [hidden email]

Check your exim logs to troubleshoot and resolve your problem.

FYI,

Gordon



[hidden email] wrote:

> Hi
>  After days of checking and cross checking, i still cant send emails with
> my new setup. i have not setup webmail on my server yet. i can connect
> and download my emails from my mail server but can't send emails am using
> icedove client. the error i get always is: 'Sending message failed. The
> message could not be send because connecting to SMTP server <myserver>
> failed. The server may be unavailable or refusing connections. Any idea
> what am doing wrong.
>
> Kebba
>
>
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