I’d sure like to know what I’m doing wrong…
When a domain becomes a host name for a Nodeworx server (VPS in my case), must the domain be a Siteworx account? I’m not interested in hosting a site for the server domain or in using real mailboxes on the server. I’m trying to use only a host name and DNS. What’s the right way to do this?
Here’s what makes sense to me:
In DNS Management I added a zone for the server’s domain, gave it an IP, 8 records were created.
I added an A record for each name server which corrected a red spot during DNSreport testing.
The remaining DNSreport failure is the postmaster alias. DNSreport is trying to connect to firstname.lastname@example.org but can’t. Qmail alias files exist and appear correct.
If the server is setup as a Siteworx account – as opposed to having only a zone, the same set of 8 records are created and the host name resolves. Plus a mailbox account for postmaster is created which corrects the DNSreport failure. DNS issues at least appear to be ironed out at this point but they’re not.
Using this server-as-site setup, when sending mail from a remote desktop client like OE or TB I get SMTP error 451 DNS Temporary Failure. Mail sent from Squirrelmail works fine. I never tried sending from OE or TB while the server was setup the first way but web clients worked fine. Both spamd and clamav are working when enabled but I keep them off while trouble shooting. I don’t enable spamd for SMTP.
I’m not fixated on the postmaster alias (other than wanting it and other alias transport working). I just contend that if the postmaster alias fails a basic test, something fundamental is wrong with the MTA and how the host name resolves.