Able to send but unable to receive email from external mailserver

3 posts / 0 new
Last post
#1 Tue, 03/27/2012 - 09:50

Able to send but unable to receive email from external mailserver

Hi All,

I am a novice in networking and recently I have started to do this webmastering stuff out of my interest.

I have configured my users and email in the Virtualmin/Webmin interface. I have got no problem in sending email to external mailserverz (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo) but couldn't receive emails.

I have also done the zone configuration in Bind DNS section by looking at one of the documentation online.

Please find my zone records below, Master

Mail server: Default 10

A record: Default Default Default Default Default Default

Name server record: Default Default Default

The following command results is,

host -t MX mail is handled by 10

My SMTP test in wormly results in the following output,

Connecting... SMTP -> FROM SERVER: 220 ESMTP Postfix SMTP -> FROM SERVER: 250-PIPELINING 250-SIZE 10240000 250-VRFY 250-ETRN 250-AUTH LOGIN PLAIN 250-AUTH=LOGIN PLAIN 250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES 250-8BITMIME 250 DSN MAIL FROM: SMTP -> FROM SERVER: 250 2.1.0 Ok RCPT TO: SMTP -> FROM SERVER: 250 2.1.5 Ok Sending Mail Message Body... SMTP -> FROM SERVER: 354 End data with . SMTP -> FROM SERVER: 250 2.0.0 Ok: queued as AB5571382C5 Message completed successfully.

But came up with following errors,

  1. Oh well, I did not detect any MX records so you probably don't have any and if you know you should have then they may be missing at your nameservers!

  2. ERROR: Looks like you have less than 2 nameservers. According to RFC2182 section 5 you must have at least 3 nameservers, and no more than 7. Having 2 nameservers is also ok by me.

  3. ERROR: looks like you have lame nameservers. The following nameservers are lame:

  4. You should already know that your NS records at your nameservers are missing, so here it is again:

  5. No valid SOA record came back!

Kindly advice. Thanks in advance.

Tue, 03/27/2012 - 12:52


Well, the DNS records setup on your server appear correct.

So, if you're getting errors with those, and intodns is showing that you don't have an MX record -- that may mean the nameservers for your domain is pointing to another server.

Do your domains nameservers point to your Virtualmin server, or another DNS service?

If it's another DNS service, you'd need to setup the DNS records at that service.


Tue, 03/27/2012 - 22:50 (Reply to #2)

Hi Eric,

Thanks a lot for your reply.

I did a whois for the IP in the A records and it resolves to,

OrgName: OrgId: ELEVE-10 Address: 4606 FM 1960 RD W Address: Suite 340 City: Houston StateProv: TX PostalCode: 77069 Country: US RegDate: 2010-03-31 Updated: 2010-08-02 Comment: Comment: NOC hours are 24x7 Ref:

Topic locked