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Problems with



I have had a mail server set up for several years with no problems to handle my private  mail domain.

This has worked well accepting mail for my domain and forwarding it on to the mailbox I am currently using (gmail at the moment).

However recently I have been having difficulties getting gmail to accept the emails from my server so I decided to relay through

Unfortunately even tho relay says it has accepted the mail message, they are not getting through to the gmail servers - absolutely nothing is arriving

Below I have included a snippet of the log showing a message coming in (from gmail) and then going out again through relay


Jul 31 19:21:05 fc8cd5ef3996 opendkim[29]: 14EF12F7: not authenticated
Jul 31 19:21:05 fc8cd5ef3996 opendkim[29]: 14EF12F7: DKIM verification successful
Jul 31 19:21:05 fc8cd5ef3996 opendkim[29]: 14EF12F7: s=20161025 SSL
Jul 31 19:21:05 fc8cd5ef3996 postfix/qmgr[11907]: 14EF12F7: from=<>, size=2640, nrcpt=2 (queue active)
Jul 31 19:21:05 fc8cd5ef3996 postfix/smtpd[11910]: disconnect from[]
Jul 31 19:21:05 fc8cd5ef3996 postfix/local[11917]: 14EF12F7: to=<XXXXXXXXXX@localhost>, orig_to=<XXXXXXXXXXX@MYDOMAIN>, relay=local, delay=0.65, delays=0.45/0.15/0/0.05, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (delivered to maildir)
Jul 31 19:21:06 fc8cd5ef3996 postfix/smtp[11918]: 14EF12F7: to=<>, orig_to=<XXXXXXXXXXX@MYDOMAIN>,[]:587, delay=1.9, delays=0.45/0.16/1.2/0.09, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (250 rXM51v0033q0lTk01XM6X6 mail accepted for delivery)
Jul 31 19:21:06 fc8cd5ef3996 postfix/qmgr[11907]: 14EF12F7: removed


So far non of the messages I have passed through the relay have actually arrived at the destination. Even tho they all say they have been "accepted for delivery"

Anyone any idea of what is going wrong here?

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Registered: ‎17-09-2015

Re: Problems with

I'm being refused connection and being treated as spam too!

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Re: Problems with

Unless you are running your own email server and using as a smarthost your problem is likely different from that described in the opening post.

I think your best approach would be to start a new topic with a more informative title. Describe what you are trying to do and what happens. Quote any error message in the text of your post. Thumbs_Up

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Registered: ‎29-09-2017

Re: Problems with

Yes I am seeing the same problem.

I was also sending directly until about 4 weeks ago but due to the large number of bounces I changed my exim configuration to relay messages from my local machine to (exim calls this a smarthost).


I see the messages going to and no bounces.

Is there a way to debug what is doing with the messages it has been sent?


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Registered: ‎17-09-2015

Re: Problems with

It seems that treats bitly links and some others as spam.

Tried it without the links and it posted OK.

Plain text goes OK without links so the spam filter is a bit aggressive


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Re: Problems with

Sorry for the delayed response. Does the email send with the full URLs (not masked by

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