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Re: odd mail problem

 On Sun, Jan 13, 2008 at 09:53:03PM -0500, Stephen Adler wrote: 
> I have the following setup. My server is called and I 
> have a permanent IP address assigned to it. An A record. My mail is 
> being serviced by a mail service provider called I've 
> defined the mx record for to point to luxsci's mail 
> servers. But, if I send e-mail on my home server, to 
> [hidden email], it sends it directly to my home server and 
> ignores the MX record. Do you guys know how to get send mail on my 
> server to not ignore the mx record so that it sends the e-mail to 
> luxsci's mail servers? 

You don't say what MTA you're running, but I can explain the 
problem to you anyway. 

When you send mail from, the local MTA has to 
make a decision: where do I send this? First it looks to see 
whether the mail is local: is there a username without a 
right-hand-side? No? Well, let's look at the right-hand-side. Is 
it something that I'm supposed to answer for? It is? Great, I'll 
deliver locally. 

The A record is a red herring. 


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