> The problem is this - I can't get the mails to
> go in the other direction ie. I'm sending mails but not fetching them.
> Firstly, I phoned Esat and got them to make sure that all mail for
>anybody at tradegalore.com were held for collection by us. Then I ran
> fetchmailconfig to make sure that we are actually attempting
> to collect our
> However, when I run fetchmail I get a "Connection refused" error.
> So, the question(s) is/are this:
>> -In fetchmailconfig, what goes in the "New Server" field
> under "Remote Mail
> Server Configurations". Is it the actual IP address I was
> given or the name
> of the server?
>> -On the screen that follows that (having added an address),
> what goes in the
> "new user" field? Is it my desired email addy or our username
> for the Esat
Okay..... firstly I'm not familiar with fetchmail so forgive any ignorance
on that part but I'll give my tupence worth anyway. I did used to work for
Esat Net for a while anyway.
I'm assuming your email is set-up for smtp delivery? If so, this is purely a
push delivery system i.e. you can't "fetch" your email. Looking at the
records below, your mail IS configured for smtp.
tradegalore.com. 7h43m25s IN MX 30 relay.EU.net.
tradegalore.com. 7h43m25s IN MX 10 mail.tradegalore.com.
tradegalore.com. 7h43m25s IN MX 15 smtpstore.esat.net.
tradegalore.com. 7h43m25s IN MX 25 mail-incoming.esat.net.
mail.tradegalore.com. 22h47m IN A 184.108.40.206
This is what your MX records look like, so what should happen is mail is
delivered directly to mail.tradegalore.com (port 25). If there is no
response it is backed up onto smptstore.esat.net. That mail server will then
probably try and flush it's queue every 15 mins or so.... I'm not sure how
they do it at the moment. Sometimes, if you're connected through ISDN, when
you connect their mail server is polled internally and will then attempt to
flush the queue for tradegalore.com.
I tried connecting to port 25 on your mail server but was refused. You might
want to check this unless you have it configured to only accept connections
from Esat's servers.
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused
Another point... if fetchmail is for collecting pop3 mail, then it's
useless! For smtp mail, all you have to do is have your server accepting
connections on port 25 and you're away!
I hope this is of some help.
All the best,
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