Topic: 1st time install - no mail is moving - assistance is appreciated.
==== Required information ====
- iRedMail version: 0.8.3
- Store mail accounts in which backend (LDAP/MySQL/PGSQL): MySQL
- Linux/BSD distribution name and version: Centos 6.3
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greets to you!
i have been setting up iredmail on a new server for the first time and have so far:
installed iredadmin with mysql option - mysql and apache and phpmyadmin were already installed for my website anyway.
successfully logged in to iredadmin
created the domain in iredadmin for my site
created 2 email accounts for that domain
logged in to roundcube
i have not so far seen any emails move when i attempt to send them.
i do not have an SSL certificate setup yet, i was looking at using CAcert.org to create my own free certificate; however, they require me to have access to the email account for the site (e.g. email@example.com) to allow me to create the certificate.
when i setup iredadmin i used the domain mail.mydomain.com, thinking that the domain i put in would be the one that is accessible to mail clients.. then realised that most likely i just needed to use mydomain.com; as yet i have not changed any settings in the mail apps relating to this. i created a virtualhost record in httpd.conf for mail.mydomain.com and pointed it to the iredadmin install folder.. which now i think maybe is not needed.
what i am encountering is that i am unable to connect to the server to send mail through it (thunderbird reports a server error) and when i send mails to it from hotmail they don't show up and i haven't yet seen any record of them in any logs.
the firewall ports are open.
i attempted to check smtp connection using telnet.. i see:
# telnet localhost smtp
telnet: connect to address ::1: Connection refused
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 mydomain.com ESMTP Postfix
edit: additionally the login details i entered, which work for iredadmin, do not work for awstats. (i reset the password for awstats, using: htpasswd -c /etc/httpd/conf.d/awstats.passwd admin..) - still no access.
does anyone see any issues i am best served by exploring and maybe changing?