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Re: [SLE] SMTP and incomming mail -- PROBLEMS??
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin1.listas@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 23 May 2004 03:08:54 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.53.0405230304520.8729@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

The Saturday 2004-05-22 at 17:13 -0500, John N. Alegre wrote:

> As far as HOSTNAME, I think, someone correct me if I am wrong, that since I
> have a static IP on the net 24/7 via DSL that the entry in HOSTNAME for
> machine.domainname is correct.

Notice that for email (SMTP) to work, the DNS server (the one used by the
"senders" side) must have a "MX" entry form your domaain name. Your
"hosts" file is not involved.

As a side note, working without firewall, even for a moment, is dangerous.

Carlos Robinson

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