I finally got around to testing email on the server that I had SPAM filtering problems with and though everything (to me) looks fine, email isn’t working correctly. So what I did above got SPAM filtering to activate, but email doesn’t work, I don’t think doing the above broke email, it was probably not setup correctly in the first place.
If I setup a new domain and enable email everything looks good, but when I send an email to the new email address it doesn’t arrive despite being able to connect to the mail server and collect email.
Under Edit mail/FTP Users, clicking on an email server settings it says email was recieved recently, but it’s not available anywhere I’ve looked under Virtualmin.
If I log into Usermin for the domain I can send email and it shows up in a new sent mailbox (don’t normally use Usermin for anything). Though the email sent via Usemin didn’t arrive.
Checking mx record lookup sites says the mail server is working correctly.
I’ve got two servers running Virtualmin (GPL version 3.703) and I’m planning on moving everything from the other server to this one I’m having email problems with. When I’ve transferred virtual servers via the backup system email has messed up completely!
When I was transfering the domains I was finding quite a lot of emails backed up (webmaster@… that I wasn’t collecting). None of these emails have come through correctly to the new server. The file for each email server under
I think are meant to be empty, (they are on the other server) but the backed up email has being stored in those files, but not accessible through the Virtualmin user email interface. In a few cases the file transferreed was renamed like
Trying to access these directly through the mail browser couldn’t read them as mail, (either nothing shown at all, or listed the email incorrectly, one mail server had 1/4 million SPAM emails and they came through as about 50 very large messed up emails on the new server) but downloading them I can read the emails within the files in a text editor.
When I send test emails to the transferred Virtual servers they are arriving at the old server!
For example the domain elvincountry.com used to be on the old server, now on the new one IP ending 133, the server has another IP ending 134 (old server is ending 232, with 3 other IPs 233, 252, 253).
Sent a test email to webmaster@… and it arrived at the old server even though the old server has the mailbox disabled via Virtualmin! Email is also disabled at the new server so no email should arrive at all really.
For adultlingerieuk.com I currently have the Virtual servers active on both servers, (was turned off on the old server for a few days until testing today) with the NS records pointing to the new server. Both Virtual server versions has email turned on.
Email to webmaster@…
Arrives at the old server!
Interestingly the info from http://www.mxtoolbox.com/diagnostic.aspx?HOST=mail.adultlingerieuk.com is regarding the new server Ess000539, just doesn’t make sense.
I haven’t a clue what to try to get things working correctly. On the new server there’s no email accounts that are important, so can loose any email settings, is it possible to unistall the mail part of Virtulmin and reinstall it?