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by mainetenants
2015-11-25 10:17
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Any free SMTP relay services??
Replies: 10
Views: 45778

Re: Any free SMTP relay services??

Time Warner and Comcast both send weekly reports to the SORBL and SPAMHAUS with a list of their dynamic IP addresses which is preventing me from sending email from my hMailserver even if i use TWC's SMTP relay server (mail.twc.com) because TWC does not like residential customers to manage their own ...
by mainetenants
2015-07-07 08:37
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains
Replies: 37
Views: 8996

Re: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains

Test: Collect server details hMailServer version: hMailServer 5.6.3-B2249 Database type: MySQL Test: Test IPv6 IPv6 support is available in operating system. Test: Test outbound port SMTP relayer is in use. Trying to connect to host mail.twc.com... Trying to connect to TCP/IP address 107.14.73.68 o...
by mainetenants
2015-07-07 06:18
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains
Replies: 37
Views: 8996

Re: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains

I just sent myself a message from one of my gmail accounts which was sent successfully to my hMailServer with my setup via MXGuardDog... Return-Path: SRS0=8mqT=HP=gmail.com=mainejusticeleague@ik2.com Delivered-To: gina@mainejustice.org Received: from s480f.ik2.com (s480f.ik2.com [64.38.239.86]) by m...
by mainetenants
2015-07-07 05:45
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains
Replies: 37
Views: 8996

Re: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains

Ok everyone! I have successfully configured hMailServer on localhost with dynamic DNS and MXGuardDog spam filter services. As I said in my previous post, http://freedns.afraid.org offers free dynDNS services which I have established for all three of my domains. screen-capture-freedns-afraid-org.png ...
by mainetenants
2015-06-23 04:12
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains
Replies: 37
Views: 8996

Re: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains

Afraid.org provides a list of free open source update clients for various operating systems which were written specifically for freedns.afraid.org services. I am using FreeDnSUpdate.exe on my windows7x64 pc. I disabled DynDnS on my router because it only allowed me to use No-IP, DynDNS or Netgear dy...
by mainetenants
2015-06-22 13:35
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains
Replies: 37
Views: 8996

Re: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains

I made some major configuration changes since my last post. I have removed No-IP and MXGuardDog and set up an account with Freedns.afraid.org and have successfully configured hmailserver for both internal and external messages. Now that my mail server is running properly I will be contacting MXGuard...
by mainetenants
2015-06-16 09:29
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains
Replies: 37
Views: 8996

Re: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains

i ran a test at intoDNS and got the following report on mainejustice.org: FireShot Capture - intoDNS_ mainejustice.org - check DNS _ - http___www.intodns.com_mainejustice.org.png this is what i got for mainetenants.org: FireShot Capture - intoDNS_ mainetenants.org - check DNS _ - http___www.intodns....
by mainetenants
2015-06-16 09:14
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains
Replies: 37
Views: 8996

Re: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains

no i don't have a static IP address nor a "business class" internet connection and I don't have the $$ to buy either. Time Warner is charging $23+ per month for a static IP address... and LP is charging $149 per MONTH for an "enterprise" VPN which allows me to install software and tweak my server, e...
by mainetenants
2015-06-16 00:12
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains
Replies: 37
Views: 8996

Re: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains

my websites are back up and online and email servers with LP are delivering my mail. jim, I appreciate why you are lost ~ that's exactly how I felt when I first posted this thread ... Ultimately, I want to remove LP from the entire equation and transfer my DNS management to No-IP while I host and se...
by mainetenants
2015-06-15 21:54
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains
Replies: 37
Views: 8996

Re: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains

LP just responded to my ticket: Hello. Thank you for your replies. Please note that the NS records for a domain and the nameservers used by a domain are not the same thing. The NS records point to the authoritative nameservers for a domain. Please do not confuse the two. Additionally, if you want to...
by mainetenants
2015-06-15 21:51
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains
Replies: 37
Views: 8996

Re: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains

should i also change the A record for mail.maintenants.org to the IP address of mainetenants.ddns.net ? in the screenshot above it is still pointing to LP's mail server at 216.97.233.46 ... 216.97.233.44 is my LP shared web server ...
by mainetenants
2015-06-15 21:43
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains
Replies: 37
Views: 8996

Re: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains

the IP address 216.97.233.46 belongs to LP's servers in Anaheim CA. I refreshed my ticket with LP telling them I made changes to my DNS settings and I'm waiting for them to propagate and for them to provide me with any diagnostic info they may have in the meantime ... yes, i have set my router to ac...
by mainetenants
2015-06-15 20:16
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains
Replies: 37
Views: 8996

Re: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains

ok. so i've changed the MX records in LP DNS Manager as you suggested, jim ...

now i wait for propagation ... as patiently as possible :)
FireShot Capture - Lunarpages Control Panel_ - https___traian.lunariffic.com_20082_yiilpcp_index.php.png
by mainetenants
2015-06-15 19:43
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains
Replies: 37
Views: 8996

Re: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains

by the way, my purchase of my domain in 2008 from LP was my first exposure to html or web design and I am completely self-taught in that area ... so for me to make it this far with no formal education is pretty cool ... if i can find written instructions, i can learn anything :) and with a little he...
by mainetenants
2015-06-15 19:32
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains
Replies: 37
Views: 8996

Re: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains

I've been with LP since 2008 and relied on them to manage all my servers and services until I recently discovered their refusal to maintain current versions of critical software on their shared servers or providing an alternative path for up-to-date software which directly paralyzes my LP-hosted web...
by mainetenants
2015-06-15 18:09
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains
Replies: 37
Views: 8996

Re: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains

once I got my system up and running with my localhost i was planning to transfer all of my domains to No-IP.com for them to manage my DNS... perhaps I should do this immediately to regain access (and reset the IP addresses) to my domains ?? if i'm waiting for LP to figure out how i broke my domains ...
by mainetenants
2015-06-15 17:23
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains
Replies: 37
Views: 8996

Re: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains

jimimaseye ~ no, i have a dynamic IP address with Time Warner. I do have a dynamic update client (DUC) from No-IP.com on my computers and will reincorporate them into my system design once LP and i figure out how I broke my MX records and lost access to my domains ... I sent LP a support ticket this...
by mainetenants
2015-06-15 02:27
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains
Replies: 37
Views: 8996

Re: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains

no, i'm not going to pay someone to assist me when there is a world of knowledgeable people who would be more than happy to help for free just for the challenge of it... and i thought perhaps someone in this forum would like to take on that challenge with me ... I may not know as much as you do, mat...
by mainetenants
2015-06-15 02:20
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains
Replies: 37
Views: 8996

Re: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains

i also turned off the DynDNS service on my router and set the DNS servers to be set automatically by my ISP... I know my MX records are correct at my webhost (LunarPages) but I wonder if it takes time to propagate those changes through the networks involved ... Essentially, I have reset all my setti...
by mainetenants
2015-06-15 01:57
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains
Replies: 37
Views: 8996

Re: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains

i know i really messed things up but I am aware of what MX records are and what they do ... i just had too many external services involved which complicated matters ... I just deleted all accounts at MXGuardDog and reset my MX records on my LP DNS Manager, as shown in the screenshots below: screen-c...
by mainetenants
2015-06-15 01:17
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains
Replies: 37
Views: 8996

Re: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains

I just performed a tracert on my 3 domains to see where they are resolving to, if at all ... this is what I got for results ... C:\Users\MAINEJUSTICE>tracert www.mainetenants.org Unable to resolve target system name www.mainetenants.org. C:\Users\MAINEJUSTICE>tracert www.mainejustice.org Tracing rou...
by mainetenants
2015-06-14 22:06
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains
Replies: 37
Views: 8996

Re: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains

when i do a search on my other 2 domains (mainetenants.org & peacivist.org) on mxtoolbox.com I get these errors: Unable to resolve "mainetenants.org" to an IP address. Unable to resolve "peacivist.org" to an IP address. I know the resolution will involve checking several different sources of informa...
by mainetenants
2015-06-14 21:26
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains
Replies: 37
Views: 8996

Re: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains

ok. thank you for the quick responses. I will be running 3 Joomla top level sites (plus subdomains) each utilizing the hMailServer db from localhost. I ran diagnostics on my hMailServer again and got errors for "Test MX records" and "Test local connect", both giving the error "MX records for [local]...
by mainetenants
2015-06-14 03:14
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains
Replies: 37
Views: 8996

Re: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains

thank you mattg for your response. I'm trying not to get confused with this project but I am new to hosting my own mail server on localhost and will need a little bit of hand-holding and detailed explanations although I am very technically savvy generally. In my hMailServer Administrator, Settings, ...
by mainetenants
2015-06-13 23:24
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains
Replies: 37
Views: 8996

hMailServer, no-ip.com, MXGuardDog from localhost with 3 top level domains

I am setting up a home-based public web and private mail server for 3 top level domains: mainetenants.org mainejustice.org peacivist.org They are currently hosted by LunarPages but I am in the process of closing my hosting account once I get my localhost properly configured. I am setting up public w...