Sometimes users need to send outgoing e-mails with external SMTP servers. Most popular example is PHPMailer with its ability to use free SMTP servers, for example Gmail. Here is the short piece of code, that allows to do this: If you have a Directadmin server with csf firewall installed, most probably you will get this message on execution:… Read More »
How to fix the issue related to Exim incomplete transaction: you have to tune up timeouts in your e-mail client.
Today I’ve noticed a strange thing after Directadmin software update. Exim stopped processing e-mails, the thing that is really necessary for any server. I’ve started to look through log files to identify the problem. Here is what I have at the moment. My mainlog (/var/log/exim/mainlog) is full of messages like this: 2008-10-30 19:27:02 exim 4.67 daemon started: pid=16453,… Read More »
On some servers Dovecot doesn’t start automatically after reboot. That is a fault of the system administrator, but if you need to bring it back working there is a solution, that seems to be effective with all instances of listen() failed. Let’s take we’re trying to start dovecot and getting the following error: Fatal: listen(993) failed: Address already… Read More »
Today I went back from my short trip to the country. First of all I decided to check my mail, and when I did it, I got the following error in my E-mail client: !25.07.2008, 19:20:39: FETCH -ERR [IN-USE] Mailbox in use. That’s not the first time when such an error happens and I already know the solution… Read More »
We often send and receive e-mails. Thanks to spammers, we do more receive mail than send it, but it is not the glue. We usually use e-mail clients that are negotiating with POP3 (IMAP) and SMTP servers. Though IMAP is more secure, POP3 is much simpler and you can find it anywhere. But… let’s imagine your e-mail client… Read More »