[pskmail] Re: Client and server problems!

  • From: Steve <stevez@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 22:17:03 +1100

Yeah, that was what I was thinking. The email is coming from me though, so how do I make the outgoing message look like it is? I've tried changing the entry in /etc/hosts to remove all reference to localhost.localdomain (replaced it with the hostname of the IP address that my ISP assigns to me, which is a static address), but the outgoing SMTP message still thinks it is coming from localhost.localdomain.

Each change I made I even rebooted the server.

If I don't get it going tonight, gmail it is!

Thanks Per.

per@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Hi Steve,

Just an idea, most servers are sensitive about third party forwarding
(i.e. spam). Perhaps that server only allows a from address coming from
You could try to telnet and create a mail from someone else to some other
address, if it doesn't like it then it should tell you.
If all else fails then there is always gmail.

73 de Per, sm0rwo

Yep, return address is set.
Were you talking about setting up debug on the PSKMail server, or the
sendmail server?
I can't debug the sendmail server as it belongs to my ISP!

Thanks for the quick reply Rein.

Rein Couperus wrote:
Have you set the proper return address? Most SMTP servers will refuse to
mail if they don't get a valid one.

If the server is set to debug mail you can see the smtp session in the
server terminal,
which should give you the error message of the smtp server.
(we have seen things like 'I can break rules too')


Rein PA0R

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: "Steve" <stevez@xxxxxxxxxx>
Gesendet: 12.03.09 11:13:43
An: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Betreff: [pskmail] Client and server problems!

Hello all,

I'm making some progress on getting VK2ZSZ-1 server up, but am having
some problems.

First, a quick note about the client.
When it starts up, it would not talk to FLdigi. As soon as the client
started, it asked FLDigi to transmit MULTIPSK-OFF (which it did
After that, the client and FLdigi would no longer talk. I fixed this by
commenting out the line "print $socket $pskmailon;" in psk_arq.pl .
Has anyone else seen this?
Latest PSKMail client. FLdigi 3.10 (via Fedora 10 repositories - also
tried pre-compiled binaries from the author's web pake).

Now for my server problems. Everything is working (web, POP3, APRS) -
except sending emails.
It isn't talking SMTP to my local ISP's sendmail server properly.
I can send emails OK by telnetting into the SMTP server (port 25) and
manually forming an email. It doesn't need authentication.
Could the problem only be that my mail looks like it is coming from
Any idieas? I'm almost there (and still excited about PSKMail!)

Thanks all,
Steve (VK2ZSZ)

Here are some snippets from the log :-

17:35 UTC Mar-12-2009: Receiving mail
To: kl@xxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Test
Net::SMTP>>> Net::SMTP(2.31)
Net::SMTP>>>   Net::Cmd(2.29)
Net::SMTP>>>     Exporter(5.62)
Net::SMTP>>>   IO::Socket::INET(1.31)
Net::SMTP>>>     IO::Socket(1.30_01)
Net::SMTP>>>       IO::Handle(1.27)
17:35 UTC Mar-12-2009: 0!s!""C06B
17:35 UTC Mar-12-2009:
Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)<<< 220 mail.tpg.com.au ESMTP (mail5) Sendmail
Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)>>> EHLO localhost.localdomain
Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)<<< 250-mail5.tpgi.com.au Hello
61-242-105-47.tpgi.com.au [], pleased to meet you
Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)<<< 250-PIPELINING
Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)<<< 250-8BITMIME
Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)<<< 250-SIZE 28521268
Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)<<< 250-DSN
Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)<<< 250-AUTH LOGIN PLAIN
Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)<<< 250-STARTTLS
Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)<<< 250-DELIVERBY
Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)<<< 250 HELP
17:35 UTC Mar-12-2009: Connection open...
Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)>>> MAIL FROM:<sremote@xxxxxxxxxx>
Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)<<< 550 5.7.1 <sremote@xxxxxxxxxx>... HELO
localhost.localdomain from RFC 2606 reserved domains blocked
Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)>>> RCPT TO:<kl@xxxxxxxxxx>
Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)<<< 503 5.0.0 Need MAIL before RCPT
Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)>>> DATA
Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)<<< 503 5.0.0 Need MAIL command
Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)>>> To: kl@xxxxxxxxxx
Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)>>> From: sremote@xxxxxxxxxx
Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)>>> Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2009 04:35:24 CST
Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)>>> Reply-To: sremote@xxxxxxxxxx
Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)>>> Subject: Test
Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)>>> Comments: Via PskMail.
Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)>>> PSKmail message from sremote@xxxxxxxxxx
Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)>>> Test
Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)>>> .
Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)<<< 500 5.5.1 Command unrecognized: "To:
Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)>>> QUIT
Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)<<< 500 5.5.1 Command unrecognized: "From:

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