April 1st, 2018

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Resolved: Cannot send mail from a webserver

( http://bit.ly/2to5Y50 ) - If mail and web are installed on the same box, mail is serviced by qmail.
Step 1. Check /var/log/maillog for errors referring to the sender
Step 2. Log into the user CP, go to Web Options page for the domain mail is sent from, and view Error Log for errors related to sending mail.
The most common error is that there's no mail relay from this mail server to the web server IP.
If mail and web are installed on separate boxes, mail is serviced by SendMail, not qmail. Check that the file /etc/sendmail.cf has the directive DS[MAIL_SERVER_NAME], for example DSmail.example.com. If it doesn't, add this directive manually. This file can also be located in /etc/mail/
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Resolved: Qmail email problem

( http://bit.ly/2to5Y50 ) - the error "553 sorry, that domain isn't in my list of allowed rcpthosts"

To fix it, do the following:

1. log into your mail server as root;
2. stop qmaild:
# /etc/rc.d/init.d/qmaild stop
3. backup all needed files in the ~vpopmail/etc directory;
4. delete the directory ~vpopmail/etc:
# rm -rf ~vpopmail/etc
5. create it anew:
# mkdir ~vpopmail/etc
6. copy backed files to this new directory;
7. empty the file ~vpopmail/etc/open-smtp:
# cat /dev/null > ~vpopmail/etc/open-smtp
8. start qmaild:
# /etc/rc.d/init.d/qmaild start
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Hosting Market Analysis

( http://bit.ly/2to5Y50 ) - There has been a huge increase of resellers - mostly down to the ease and low cost of looking like "your own host".
The market for resellers looking to progress (for us) is now swinging to fully managed VPS - the step below a dedicated. This gives resellers the ability to have "root" and learn DNS, creating reseller accounts, handling ip's, installing software etc - but knowing that if they break anything we are on hand to fix it or give advice.
Reselling is still a popular way to house multiple accounts for developers.
It is much cost saving to resell hosting than start your own. Currently, there are many competitions out there being service providers and I believe that 80% of them are resellers.
The cost of these unmanaged dedicated servers has gone down significantly which has opened up possibilities for many web developers and entrepreneurs to run their web servers.