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mail not sending, receiving slowly

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by bmcclure, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. bmcclure

    bmcclure Well-Known Member

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    I've got a virtual dedicated server with Rackforce so I am opening a ticket with them, just seeing if you guys have seen thsi before. I URGENTLY need this fixed as I'm starting to get a swarm of new customers.

    Whenever I try to send mail, whether through SMTP or from my website via sendmail, it gets returned with the following:

    Connection refused:
    retry timeout exceeded


    No matter where I send it...

    Also, when receiving email, I ge a few random emails all the time, but then every few hours I get a ton of email covering the last few hours.

    Any help? Thanks!
     
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    bmcclure Well-Known Member

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    Checked the queue for these messages that get refused, and they get refused almost instantly by the remote server it appears. What could be wrogn with my server? I know it's not blocked because it's a new IP and new server.
     
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    nevermind

    Hmph...

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    not sure if you problem is the same as mine but this came up when i moved to a new dedicated server. all outbound mail was connection refused and built up in the queue I had a weird firewall entry in my IPtables



    this is what i did to find it. maybe this is the same problem



    SSH into your server under root and run this



    iptables -L | more



    i found this line under chain OUTPUT



    target prot opt source destination ACCEPT tcp -- anywhere localhost tcp dpt:smtp REJECT tcp -- anywhere anywhere tcp dpt:smtp reject-



    to get rid of it i ran these commands



    iptables -D OUTPUT 2

    iptables -D OUTPUT 1



    emailed flowed correctly after that.





    what i found out is the SMTP tweak was enabled and was adding that line on startup.
     
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    Works flawlessly now... nice.
     
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