I got a pretty strange problem with my Exim mailsserver recently. Whenever I try to send mail to an emailaddress of a specific hoster (gmx.net) I get a timeout on the MX-Server from this hoster.
2012-01-19 11:34:56 1RnpHX-0005oz-0Y mx0.gmx.net [220.127.116.11] Connection timed out
2012-01-19 11:38:05 1RnpHX-0005oz-0Y mx1.gmx.net [18.104.22.168] Connection timed out
2012-01-19 11:38:05 1RnpHX-0005oz-0Y == [recipient]@gmx.de R=dnslookup T=remote_smtp defer (110): Connection timed out
2012-01-19 11:38:05 1RnpHX-0005oz-0Y ** [recipient]@gmx.de: retry timeout exceeded
Mail delivery to [recipient]@googlemail.com works just fine. And if I send an email from googlemail to the GMX-address it works aswell.
So what could be the reason that my server is unable to send emails to GMX?
PS: Just to mention it, I checked the RBL and my IP is not listed. The server I'm sending the mails from has a static IP and valid DNS records.