25 socket error from GMail (postfix, dovecot, ubuntu 14.04)
I’m getting the following error when trying to send mail to a mail server I’ve set up:
The recipient server did not accept our requests to connect. Learn more at http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?answer=7720 [(10) mail.mydomain.com. [123.456.789.123]:25: socket error]
My MX records check out when I put them through mxtoolbox.com. However, I can’t seem to get through via SMTP despite the following UFW status:
Status: active To Action From -- ------ ---- 22 ALLOW Anywhere 9999/tcp ALLOW Anywhere 80/tcp ALLOW Anywhere Anywhere ALLOW 188.8.131.52 443/tcp ALLOW Anywhere 25/tcp ALLOW Anywhere 993/tcp ALLOW Anywhere 587/tcp ALLOW Anywhere 465/tcp ALLOW Anywhere 22 (v6) ALLOW Anywhere (v6) 9999/tcp (v6) ALLOW Anywhere (v6) 80/tcp (v6) ALLOW Anywhere (v6) 443/tcp (v6) ALLOW Anywhere (v6) 25/tcp (v6) ALLOW Anywhere (v6) 993/tcp (v6) ALLOW Anywhere (v6) 587/tcp (v6) ALLOW Anywhere (v6) 465/tcp (v6) ALLOW Anywhere (v6)
I’ve followed the ARS guide for setting up a mail server with the exception of the DKIM setup which I did via port rather than user (it seems to be working just fine).
Outgoing mail sends just fine and does not get caught in spam filters. I remember when I initially set up the server I did some kind of mail configuring to send Tripwire reports and I’m wondering if that’s messing everything up.
Barring suggestions here, I’m thinking I might take a mulligan and try again.
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