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i followed this tutorial http://library.linode.com/email/exim/send-only-mta-debian-6-squeeze?format=print

When i got to the end, i sent the email to me@gmail.com. I didnt receive it. I didnt get spam either, i got nothing. I also didnt get an error message on the console. How do i properly sent up a smtp server and send an email from it?

I'll not i am testing this on my VM on my local computer. My ISP doesnt block any traffic whatsoever (which is one reason why i use them) so... what can i do?

i also tried this tutorial

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Have you: - Sent messages to any other destinations besides gmail.com? - Reviewed your logs to see if there is any additional information? –  user48838 Jul 1 '11 at 21:43
    
with both exim and postfix i get a Connection refused error. No other hints in the log but that. Nevermind. It looks like gmail (and other host) do a reverse lookup on my domain. I need to setup my domain which i havent bc of my dynamic ip. I guess i cant test this yet –  acidzombie24 Jul 1 '11 at 22:07
    
Well, with a dynamic IP, you will continually run into challenges as a good number of hosts will not accept emails from dynamic addresses due to spammer viruses and bots these days. –  user48838 Jul 1 '11 at 22:31
    
Does your ISP provide an outbound SMTP server you can relay to? You will need to configure Exim to use a Smarthost. That's probably going to give you better results as their mail server's reputation will be higher than your dynamic IP's. –  rossnz Jan 16 at 4:42
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Did you try to send a mail plain with telnet from this machine to gmail? Than you can see if the traffic goes through. –  kockiren Mar 19 at 6:40

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