I want to send emails from my Debian 6 server. I only want to send. I've followed every set of instructions I can find for Sendmail, Exim4 and Postfix and can not get any working. I tried the SMTP Authentication Support module to send mail through a Gmail account. But then that suddenly stopped working too. The test email that I can send via the module's configuration form works, but trying to send via drupal_mail() fails.
mail -v email@example.com reports that the message was accepted for delivery, but the mail never arrives in my inbox. Below is the output. I was thinking that maybe the issue was with the
MAIL From: travis@debian, but everything I've tried to change that with is failing as well. I've changed
/etc/email-addresses and added a rewrite rule with an
f flag to change the from header, to no avail. Anyway, the output:
turibe@servername:~$ mail -v firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Testing bloopy . EOT email@example.com... Connecting to [127.0.0.1] via relay... 220 example.com ESMTP Sendmail 8.14.3/8.14.3/Debian-9.4; Thu, 30 May 2013 00:53:01 -0700; (No UCE/UBE) logging access from: localhost(OK)-localhost [127.0.0.1] >>> EHLO example.com 250-example.com Hello localhost [127.0.0.1], pleased to meet you 250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES 250-PIPELINING 250-EXPN 250-VERB 250-8BITMIME 250-SIZE 250-DSN 250-ETRN 250-AUTH DIGEST-MD5 CRAM-MD5 250-DELIVERBY 250 HELP >>> VERB 250 2.0.0 Verbose mode >>> MAIL From:<firstname.lastname@example.org> SIZE=218 AUTHemail@example.com 250 2.1.0 <firstname.lastname@example.org>... Sender ok >>> RCPT To:<email@example.com> >>> DATA 250 2.1.5 <firstname.lastname@example.org>... Recipient ok 354 Enter mail, end with "." on a line by itself >>> . 050 <email@example.com>... Connecting to aspmx.l.google.com. via esmtp... 050 220 mx.google.com ESMTP zb4si24120260obb.80 - gsmtp 050 >>> EHLO example.com 050 250-mx.google.com at your service, [2600:3c00::f03c:91ff:fe70:4335] 050 250-SIZE 35882577 050 250-8BITMIME 050 250-STARTTLS 050 250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES 050 250 PIPELINING 050 >>> STARTTLS 050 220 2.0.0 Ready to start TLS 050 >>> EHLO example.com 050 250-mx.google.com at your service, [2600:3c00::f03c:91ff:fe70:4335] 050 250-SIZE 35882577 050 250-8BITMIME 050 250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES 050 250 PIPELINING 050 >>> MAIL From:<turibe@debian> SIZE=471 050 250 2.1.0 OK zb4si24120260obb.80 - gsmtp 050 >>> RCPT To:<firstname.lastname@example.org> 050 >>> DATA 050 250 2.1.5 OK zb4si24120260obb.80 - gsmtp 050 354 Go ahead zb4si24120260obb.80 - gsmtp 050 >>> . 050 250 2.0.0 OK 1369900381 zb4si24120260obb.80 - gsmtp 050 <email@example.com>... Sent (OK 1369900381 zb4si24120260obb.80 - gsmtp) 250 2.0.0 r4U7r1kG022811 Message accepted for delivery firstname.lastname@example.org... Sent (r4U7r1kG022811 Message accepted for delivery) Closing connection to [127.0.0.1] >>> QUIT 221 2.0.0 example.com closing connection
I've tried several different addresses. It's driving me crazy. This seems like it should be a fairly simple issue to solve, but nothing I've tried nor anything I can find on the issue is working. I've read so many articles where the author says all he did to send mail was something like
apt-get install sendmail and off he went, but none of the same steps are working for me.
Update Before this is asked, I did ensure that all outbound connections were enabled. And indeed, the mail command does appear to successfully connect with GMail.
Update This server is a Linode server, not a home server.
Update I followed this article exactly, and didn't run into any errors at all. Still, no luck sending emails. All I want from life is to be able to send email from my server.
Update I tried this article as well - no luck.
/var/log/exim4/mainlog records after a few minutes that the message is frozen.