[Pkg-exim4-users] Cant receive mails

Andreas Metzler ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Sun Sep 18 11:19:34 UTC 2005

On 2005-09-18 Phreaker <elpepo at phreaker.net> wrote:
>   I dont know why can't receive e-mails, I am using DynDNS with
>   DialUp and my temporary host is pepo.homelinux.org. I have
>   configured my exim4 (dpkg-reconfigure):

> Internet site //-// Name: pepo.homelinux.org //-// SMTP comming: 
> //-// Destiny: pepo.homelinux.org //-// Relay domains: * //

Ouch. You have just configured an open relay. (Relay domains: *).


Luckily you've also configured exim to only listen on the loopback
interface ( so there is no real damage.

Please run through dpkg-reconfigure again and _read_ the description
before entering values.

>   I can't receive if send e-mails to <localUser>@pepo.homelinux.org; and if 
> try with:
> echo "testing my server" | mail -s "my subject" <localUser>@<temporaryIP> 
> I receive:
> <localUser>@<temporaryIP> : Unrouteable address

IP-adresses are not valid as domain part in email-adresses.[1]
              cu andreas

[1] There is away to use IP-adresses for e-mail routing,
address-literals. However there is special syntax
and they are not enabled in the default configuration we ship.

"See, I told you they'd listen to Reason," [SPOILER] Svfurlr fnlf,
fuhggvat qbja gur juveyvat tha.
Neal Stephenson in "Snow Crash"

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