I'm managing just a few websites with VestaCP, each website has its own domain and so far it works good. The server is on Linode.
I have implemented a very simple contact form in one of the sites using php's
$success = mail($EmailTo, $Subject, $Body, $headers);
For the $headers I've kept it simpler after trial and error:
$headers = 'From: '. $EmailFrom;
Now, of course, the e-mails I'm trying to send are not reaching the info box or my personal gmail box.
So I tried testing through SSH. First I configured the mail log so I could see that line I posted above, I made sure (through
phpinfo()) that PHP's using the intended sendmail bin (
/usr/sbin/sendmail). So it seemed it wasn't PHP/
Then I read here on serverfault.com to try the following short sendmail script (since turns out I don't know how to send e-mail just using the CLI):
That test seemed it had gone well (lots of data), and it's actually reaching my personal gmail box (spam folder of course):
#!/bin/sh /usr/sbin/sendmail -i -v -- firstname.lastname@example.org << subject: testeando asastest END
But then I run the same script just changing to the email@example.com and, besides from not reaching, the script says this:
LOG: MAIN ** firstname.lastname@example.org: Unrouteable address LOG: MAIN <= <> R=1XnGAV-0004VJ-UP U=Debian-exim P=local S=1113 LOG: MAIN Completed delivering 1XnGAV-0004VN-VO LOG: MAIN ** root@linodecentral: Unrouteable address LOG: MAIN Frozen (delivery error message)
Now I'm stuck. I don't know how gmail is "routable" but the perfectly working google-MX domain is not. Plus I don't know if my hostname (linodecentral) has something to do with it?
Summing up the results:
- the form can reach neither box.
- the sendmail bash script can only reach my personal box (and its from e-mail sucks).
This is what the exim4's mainlog says when trying info@goodsite:
2014-11-08 23:23:20 1XnEPg-0001bg-Hb <= pvc@LinodeCentral U=pvc P=local S=495 2014-11-08 23:23:20 1XnEPg-0001bg-Hb ** email@example.com: Unrouteable address 2014-11-08 23:23:20 1XnEPg-0001bk-IY <= <> R=1XnEPg-0001bg-Hb U=Debian-exim P=local S=1287 2014-11-08 23:23:20 1XnEPg-0001bg-Hb Completed 2014-11-08 23:23:20 1XnEPg-0001bk-IY ** pvc@linodecentral: Unrouteable address 2014-11-08 23:23:20 1XnEPg-0001bk-IY Frozen (delivery error message)
And this when trying my personal inbox (which sends correctly to):
2014-11-09 01:02:38 1XnFxm-00047Z-3L <= root@LinodeCentral U=root P=local S=320 2014-11-09 01:02:38 1XnFxm-00047Z-3L => firstname.lastname@example.org R=dnslookup T=remote_smtp H=gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com [2a00:1450:400c:c01::1b] X=TLS1.2:RSA_ARCFOUR_SHA1:128 C="250 2.0.0 OK 1415491358 ey11si10238321wid.16 - gsmtp" 2014-11-09 01:02:38 1XnFxm-00047Z-3L Completed
I don't know why it's using root to send to my personal inbox and pvc (the user owner of the website folder and whatnot) for the other address.
PS: obv "goodiste.org" is just a place holder for the real domain.