I have installed my Ubuntu 12.04 web server following the guide available on how to forge. Then, I have created one client in ISPConfig. Using this client, I have a domain (example.com) and a mailbox (email@example.com) in the e-mail configuration of ISPConfig.
I do not use any DNS system on my server (though Bind has been installed by the procedure) and I have setup my registrar's DNS (OVH) for the domain as follow :
.example.com NS Their main server name .example.com NS Their secondary server name .example.com MX 1 example.com .example.com MX 100 example.com .example.com A MY_SERVER_IP www.example.com A MY_SERVER_IP mail.example.com CNAME example.com smtp.example.com CNAME example.com
I can see the mailbox using the webmail, but :
– I can't use it to send mails (composing a new mail and hitting send doesn't do anything) – When I send mails to firstname.lastname@example.org, the webmail doesn't report anything in the inbox.
When I try to setup the mailbox (IMAP) using a client (Apple mail) I can go through the IMAP setup (apparently, mail is able to contact the server mail.example.com and log in) but I can't setup the SMTP on smtp.example.com or on mail.example.com or on example.com. The request times out.
What's wrong with my setup ?
I have replaced my domain by example.com and the IP address from my router at home by MY_HOME_IPV4_ADDRESS. That's probably either attempts from Apple mail to check smtp and imap for the mailbox I tried to configure, or to send an e-mail towards email@example.com.
Remark: Of course, my server is configured with the real domain name, not with example.com