Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: SMTP connection refused

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Rep Power

    Default SMTP connection refused

    I just installed Zimbra on Ubuntu 6.06 LTS and it's up and running. I can send mail out, however, I'm having trouble receiving mail both from external sources and from account to account on the same box.

    Looking in the mail queues under server monitoring on the admin console, I'm seeing all three test messages are listed as "deferred" with the reason "connection refused." However, Zimbra/Postfix does appear to be running as I can telnet to port 25 on the box from an external source.

    I'm using an internal IP address on the box and it's behind an IPCop firewall. Traffic on port 25 is being forwarded by the IPCop box. DNS is set up per the Ubuntu Install sticky thread in the Installation section of the forum, and DNS resolution appears to work fine.

    I do not have any iptables rules set up on the local box, and again, I can connect to port 25 via telnet and get a response from Postfix, so I'm not sure what could be refusing the connection.

    Take care,
    Last edited by Mike Oliveri; 05-23-2007 at 11:14 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Rep Power


    Despite your comment that "DNS resolution appears to work fine" my guess is that this is a DNS problem. Look at the logs in /var/log (maillog and messages) and /opt/zimbra/log (mailbox) for more information on why these messages are being deferred. On the Admin page under Servers --> MTA do you have "Enable DNS lookups" checked? If so, you need to make sure that your Zimbra server can DNS lookups of systems that are trying to send email

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Rep Power


    Thanks for the tips, I'll check those out next time. I had to get this test server up pretty quick because our school year's about to end, so I did another install on a box outside the firewall, thus skipping the DNS problems altogether by not having to have separate DNS. It's working like a champ.

    Assuming teachers don't find any deal-killing problems over the next few days, we will likely be dropping Exchange and moving to Zimbra.


Similar Threads

  1. zmprov mc default zimbraFeatureNotebookEnabled TRUE
    By nbhanji in forum Installation
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 04-29-2008, 10:39 AM
  2. need advice on configuring zimbra to work with fax server
    By pheonix1t in forum Administrators
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-11-2007, 07:46 PM
  3. Can not reach
    By Max Ma in forum Installation
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 03-31-2007, 09:14 AM
  4. Replies: 26
    Last Post: 02-12-2007, 06:23 PM
  5. Is it started or not
    By kwelipatton in forum Installation
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 03-28-2006, 10:11 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts