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From "Rupert Young" <rup...@liberty.nildram.co.uk>
Subject RE: Could not connect to SMTP host (Oh yes I can!!)
Date Sun, 06 Jun 2004 22:24:10 GMT

Thank you!!

After all the discussions of problems on this list I thought I'd let you
know of the triumph of getting James to work!

Initially I had the problem not being able to receive any messages from
domains other those local to my ISP. Strangely, this seemed to be
something to do with the restrictions on port 25 by my ISP, due to open
relays.  I, therefore, configured SMTP authentication in James. However,
the ISP (nildram) still insisted that my server was an open relay; this
lasted for days, trying out various configurations. I eventually
persuaded them that their test wasn't valid and was only testing that
the SMTP commands were accepted by the server, but not that emails were
actually sent. I was then able to receive emails from any source.

This weekend I have spent the whole of it trying to work out why I still
couldn't send outgoing messages. It was due to not having the DNS
servers set correctly. If only there was slightly more info in the docs
about this (ipconfig /all). No doubt people should know about this, but
I guess a lot of people who are keen on using James are early adopters
who may not know everything. Anyway, thanks for your help and the next
problem is to work out why I can't start James as a Windows service!

Regards,
Rupert


-----Original Message-----
From: Serge Knystautas [mailto:sergek@lokitech.com] 
Sent: 06 June 2004 22:58
To: James Users List
Subject: Re: Could not connect to SMTP host


Rupert Young wrote:
> My apologies, I am ignorant of DNS servers.  What are they, what do 
> they do, how does James use them, how do I check what DNS servers I 
> use in my machine?

No problem.  Eventually we'll release a new version of James that will 
automatically detect these.

Assuming you're running Windows, type this at a command prompt:

ipconfig /all

You should see the DNS servers your machine is using.

-- 
Serge Knystautas
Lokitech >> software . strategy . design >> http://www.lokitech.com p.
301.656.5501 e. sergek@lokitech.com

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