Mail to nowhere

Edgar Pettijohn edgar at
Tue Jun 16 20:31:20 UTC 2015

can you:

$ telnet 25
(obviously replacing with whatever your domain/ip actually is)

from the machine you are sending the mail from?  If not make sure the 
service is running and make sure there isn't a firewall rule preventing 

On 06/16/15 10:44, Steve Matzura wrote:
> The next phase of my testing procedure involves the simple act of
> delivering mail to my test box. When I send a message to either a
> valid or relayed user at my remote machine's address, it never gets
> there. I know this virtually for sure because I'm tailing
> /var/log/maillog and nothing new has been added for the past hour. I'm
> thinking eventually my ISP will send the message back to me as
> undeliverable, and in that bounced message there may be some
> information about why it was undeliverable, but maybe someone has a
> thought as to why I'm not even seeing anything attempt to connect?

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