Those 5 people are probably using ISPs that firewalls off the SMTP port to any host other than the ISP's own mail servers. This is done to curb down on the possibility of spamming.
-Henry Ho Eclair Omnimedia Corporation -----Original Message----- From: Natter [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 9:19 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [vchkpw] qmail smtp problem I'm posting to this list because I don't know if this is a qmail problem or a vpopmail problem: I have a problem with my qmail smtp server but I can't figure out what is causing the problem. I've had 5 people so far that have complained that they are getting rejected messages back when trying to send to me. Here is the mesage >Connection timed out: >SMTP timeout while connected to [my ip address] after >initial connection: retry timeout exceeded Now, I know that me and the other people that have email accounts on my server get 100s of emails a day. It's just from a select few that can't seem to send me email. (but I can send them email with no problems) Also, I use the unix program called 'mon' to do monitoring and it times out when testing my server, yet it works great with other qmail servers I've built. ./smtp.monitor <my ip address> <my ip address>: Connection timed out I can telnet to my server and type in smtp commands manually and it works fine. I just got done reinstalling qmail and I still have the same problem. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks. Eric __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com