James - mail server configuration help needed

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Published on 2010-12-24T08:49:41Z Indexed on 2010/12/25 1:55 UTC
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Hi, I am trying to setup James mail server on a linux machine. The linux machine has public static ip address assigned.

I installed James and added in the config.xml added the servername as mydomain.com.

In the DNS for mydomain.com, I have created a A-record, say mx.mydomain.com, which corresponds to the ipaddress of the above mail server machine. Then added mx.mydomain.com as MX record for mydomain.com.

In James, I have created a new user test. Then from gmail, I sent a mail to [email protected] The mail is not received back and it didn't even bounce back.

The linux machine is behind a firewall with only 22, 80, 8080 ports open for external network.

My question here is, Do I require do open any other ports on the firewall so that the mail I send from gmail arrives to James? If it's not the port problem, any views on solving this issue?

I don't want to send mails from this server. It's only for receiving the mails.

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