Help needed with configuration of everything
I have tried this a few times with little success. My last attempt would allow web site to send out email but not receive. And when sent out some were being bounced because in the email header was from www-data@localhost and of course that's not real. The web site hosting side worked just fine except for the postfix mail side. As above, would send out but many got bounced because of the header showing www-dats@localhost and I could not ping the mail. or smtp. server side or even telnet to port 25. Any attempt to access email account from outside would fail.
As a note ftp also worked perfect.
Obviously my stumble is somewhere in the setup of postfix or godaddy but I do not think it is godaddy.
New install of ubuntu 8.10 server LAMP.
Domain name pacificcoastgetaways.info not set up as dns server.
Static ip pointing at server via godaddy a record.
Computers name is pacific.
MX records set to smtp and mail.pacificcoastgetaways.info via godaddy.
When postfix asked for domain I set to pacificcoastgetaways.info. (not mail. or smtp. )
Plan to install webmin also.
I have one nic set to static lan ip address.
internet connection through router which is set for one of our 5 comcast static ip addresses.
I have port forwarding set in both directions for all the ports etc.
I have a PTR reverse dns record set up with comcast as the block mail servers by default. Hopefully it is set up correctly by comcast and not the problem.
So before I screw it up again I need some kind guidance.
Do I have to set it up as a dns server also and configure things at godaddy etc?
Should I set up an account inside ehcp for pacificcoastgetaways.info or would that be incorrect.
Other than set postfix for internet site and to pacificcoastgetaways.info (not mail.pacific)
I would eventually like to host more than just one site.
Thanks in advance.