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location of mail spool

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by fuzzymonkey, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. fuzzymonkey

    fuzzymonkey Well-Known Member

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    Can't receive emails from webmail for 1 virtual account

    I'm having a strange problem on my server with one particular virtual account: the client can't receive email. Emails sent to username@hisdomain.com just disappear, but emails sent to username@serverhostname.com get there just fine. He is using my DNS servers, so I know that all the DNS settings, including the MX record, are correct. What in the world could this be? I had to change the permissions of his /home/username/mail folder, but that was done after this problem developed and did not solve the problem. Any thoughts?

    Also, does anybody know where the mail spool is on RHE 3/WHM? There are spools located in /var/spool/mail, but they aren't being used.
     
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    /var/spool/mail is not used by exim. You need to watch your exim mainlog which on Linux servers is in /var/log/exim_mainlog and then send an email through to the domain and watch for messages/errors. If you see none, then it's not hitting your server and is most likely a DNS problem. If it is logging, then what does it log?
     
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    fuzzymonkey Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. The emails are being sent to :blackhole:, but the default address is not set to blackhole - it is set to the main username. :confused: Emails to the username and to a virtual address are both being sent to blackhole, but both email accounts exist.
     
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    Odd. Do they have a filter setup in /etc/vfilters/domain.com that could be dumping it?
     
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    No, their vfilters file is empty!
     
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    fuzzymonkey Well-Known Member

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    Is there another place this configuration could be stored? I transferred their account to a different server and the problem still exists, so it seems to me the problem must be with a configuration option that cPanel isn't displaying.
     
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