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[#] Sat Apr 11 2015 13:36:57 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

Subject: Re: Error with Evolution

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Wed Apr 08 2015 21:00:03 EDT from Marshall Davis @ Uncensored Subject: Error with Evolution

Citadel 8.24, Evolution 3.12.11, receiving the following error:

The reported error was "Error fetching new messages: missing closing ')' on fetch response".

When started from command line:

Failed to refresh folder 'email@address: INBOX': Error performing NOOP: missing closing ')' on fetch response

Server is Ubuntu 14.04 on Digital Ocean (easyinstall), client is Arch running Gnome 3.14

I wasn't sure to report here or to Evolution, but this seemed lower traffic. I really don't  want to go back to postfix, so any advice will be appreciated.

Thanks for the great work!



 Have a look at the relevant parts of the sniff:


A00011 UID FETCH 1:* (RFC822.SIZE RFC822.HEADER FLAGS)
A00010 NOOP
* 1 FETCH (UID 1017 RFC822.SIZE 1769 
RFC822.HEADER {220}
Return-Path: mpdavis73@gmail.com
To: marshall@marshallpdavis.com
Date: Thu, 09 Apr 2015 21:22:00 -0400
Subject: Testing
Message-ID: <1428628920.31143.3.camel@gmail.com>
From: "Marshall Davis" <mpdavis73@gmail.com>
 FLAGS (\Recent))
* 2 FETCH (UID 1018 RFC822.SIZE 49764 
RFC822.HEADER {609}
Reply-To: =?utf-8?Q?St.=20Baldrick=27s=20Foundation?= <SBFnews@xxxxxxx>
List-ID: 7e9736d76d638b87c0b7733bamc list <7e9736d76d638b87c0b7733ba.139313.list-id.mcsv.net>
Return-Path: bounce-mc.us4_17565755.682085-marshall=xxxxxx@mail73.us4.mcsv.net
To: =?utf-8?Q?Marshall=20xxxxx= <marshall@xxxxx
Date: Thu, 09 Apr 2015 21:35:39 -0400
Subject: =?utf-8?Q?Help=20us=20honor=20Caroline=27s=2013th=20birthday?=
Message-ID: <7e9736d76d638b87c0b7733ba06e598a54e.20150410013509@mail73.us4.mcsv.net>
From: "=?utf-8?Q?St.=20Baldrick=27s=20Foundation?=" <SBFnews@xxxxx>
 FLAGS (\Recent))
A00011 OK UID FETCH completed
A00010 OK No operation

I can see all opening brackets closing again...

Last time I tried to hunt down Evolution Imap troubles it wasted a week of my valuable time because of it would start the imap connection with some chater, and then believe networkmanager that it will not be able to do imap connections and abort its effort without any further feedback.

Please try post the incident to the Evolution developers with the sniff you attached.



[#] Sun Apr 12 2015 11:57:26 EDT from Currerius @ Uncensored

Subject: Re: Citadel vs comodo certs

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@wylekyote:

What I wrote was *wrong* it is the other way around, exactly as described in the link I posted:

In any *nix shell:

scp /path/to/your/bundle/YourComodoBundle.zip root@yourserver.tld:/tmp/

ssh root@yourserver '
cd /tmp
unzip YourComodoBundle.zip
cat yourserver_tld.crt COMODORSADomainValidationSecureServerCA.crt COMODORSAAddTrustCA.crt AddTrustExternalCARoot.crt > /etc/ssl/citadel/citadel.cer
cat yourserver_tld.pem > /etc/ssl/citadel/citadel.key
rm /etc/ssl/citadel/citadel.csr
/etc/init.d/citadel restart'

 

Assuming both your client and the server are *nix.

Try

    openssl s_client -crlf -connect das.email:465

and you will see the SSL negotiation and the whole cert chain before the SMTP prompt. Still s_client complains (I do not know why) about the AddTrustExternalCARoot selfsigned (of course it is), but Thunderbird accepts the certificate without warning - which means it is ok and s_client is wrong :P

Hope that helps,
good luck,

Renard

Sat Mar 28 2015 22:03:03 EDT from wylekyote @ Uncensored Subject: Re: Citadel vs comodo certs

Thanks for the reply -- This does get it working (and recognized) on the local machine .. however, it doesn't help external connections .. that one remains a mystery still .. 

 

 

Sat Mar 28 2015 07:28:49 EDT from Currerius @ Uncensored Subject: Re: Citadel vs comodo certs

This page helped me with exactly the same Comodo certificate salat:

http://www.devside.net/wamp-server/installing-comodo-positivessl-certificate-bundled-with-root-and-intermediate-ca-certificates-on-apache

Note that the OP managed to mess up the sequence of the certs :D anyway he gives a hint which cert signs which.

I ended up with:

cat AddTrustExternalCARoot.crt COMODORSAAddTrustCA.crt COMODORSADomainValidationSecureServerCA.crt currerius_com.crt > currerius_com_CAbundle.crt
scp -P 443 currerius_com_CAbundle.crt root@currerius.com:/usr/local/share/ca-certificates/
ssh root@currerius.com 'update-ca-certificates'

Note that I did not have it all running and validated yet and I am a newbee to all of this, but for the bundle

openssl verify currerius_com_CAbundle.crt

says it is ok.

 

So I started my journey into Citadel with a half educated (possibly wrong) answer.

Hope it helps nonetheless and please post how you successfully managed to setup the Comodo Cert in the end.

I will need to do exactly the same thing.

Best regards,

Reinhard

 



 



 



[#] Mon Apr 13 2015 13:38:32 EDT from harryc @ Uncensored

Subject: oubound date puzzle

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I've recently converted thousands of old faxes into pdf files.  Each file has as it's modification date the date the fax was sent or received.

By all checks I could think of, I see that I 'Date: ' header correctly in the message as the origination date of the associated fax.

But, when I send it via Citadel, the date is always the current time.

I need client mail readers to be able to pick a 'sort by date' column and then see all the emails, and now interspersed faxes in pdf form sent as email, in order.  Even if the faxes experienced an 8+ year delay in sending.  Any ideas?  (Short of hacking citadel source)?

 

 

 



[#] Mon Apr 13 2015 13:55:24 EDT from s3cr3to @ Uncensored

Subject: Re: oubound date puzzle

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One "issue" that I have with some users that have administrator rights on windows is that they can change the date of the system. (past or future system date time)

Then if the user send mails, those mails arrives with the date of their windows system not the date time of citadel's server mail.

Then, maybe you can create an app that reads the date of your pdf file, then change the system date/time and sent the mail with the attached pdf. (you can test this before create a program for this)

Only issue that I'm aware that can occurs is that some applications see as an attempt of hack when the system date is changed in windows.

Regards

 

Mon Apr 13 2015 01:38:32 PM EDT from harryc @ Uncensored Subject: oubound date puzzle

I've recently converted thousands of old faxes into pdf files.  Each file has as it's modification date the date the fax was sent or received.

By all checks I could think of, I see that I 'Date: ' header correctly in the message as the origination date of the associated fax.

But, when I send it via Citadel, the date is always the current time.

I need client mail readers to be able to pick a 'sort by date' column and then see all the emails, and now interspersed faxes in pdf form sent as email, in order.  Even if the faxes experienced an 8+ year delay in sending.  Any ideas?  (Short of hacking citadel source)?

 

 

 



 



[#] Mon Apr 13 2015 14:02:14 EDT from harryc @ Uncensored

Subject: Re: oubound date puzzle

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Changing the date system wide to send an email gets an 8 on the hack-o-meter! 

But I'd have to change it on the system that runs the cit-server which is linux I think.

Also, I think the security certificates in the TLS protocol would fail because the cit-server would think the destination certs not yet valid.

 

 

 



[#] Mon Apr 13 2015 14:10:48 EDT from harryc @ Uncensored

Subject: Re: oubound date puzzle - disregard...

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My bad!

Looking at the code I see that citadel really, really wants the Date: header to be quite specifically formatted, including the day of the week as well as the numeric date, and even timezone offset!

Once I figured that out, it worked.  Now, how to get a unix file timestamp beaten into that format....

 



[#] Mon Apr 13 2015 15:34:55 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

Subject: Re: oubound date puzzle

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Mon Apr 13 2015 13:38:32 EDT from harryc @ Uncensored Subject: oubound date puzzle

I've recently converted thousands of old faxes into pdf files.  Each file has as it's modification date the date the fax was sent or received.

By all checks I could think of, I see that I 'Date: ' header correctly in the message as the origination date of the associated fax.

But, when I send it via Citadel, the date is always the current time.

I need client mail readers to be able to pick a 'sort by date' column and then see all the emails, and now interspersed faxes in pdf form sent as email, in order.  Even if the faxes experienced an 8+ year delay in sending.  Any ideas?  (Short of hacking citadel source)?

 

 

 



The most 'easy '  solution probably is to use the citadel networking as inroad rather than smtp.

However, you'd have to create messages in a very special format.



[#] Mon Apr 13 2015 16:03:40 EDT from Roknrol @ Uncensored

Subject: Re: Outbound mail beeing stuck without error

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Hi Pusaken - I've been encountering a similar issue that may help someone volunteer some expertise.

My mail server almost always works perfectly - I regularly send emails to other domains without issue (gmail and Google-hosted domains, Amazon, Hotmail, etc), however I have now twice had an email message hang in my queue the way you describe below.  Both emails were sent to the @job.craigslist.org domain, and both sit in the queue.  I think mine may end up sending before yours because the date listed is 1969.  Anyway, when there's one email hung, almost all other emails sent *also* hang.  The last time this happened I had to actually delete everything in the queue before I could get anything to send. 

While troubleshooting this I encountered some information that points to a potential Reverse DNS configuration (although for me that was a red herring, it might be worth looking into for your issue).


Other than that, the only relevant errors that I can find in the logs say:

Apr 13 12:48:15 ****** citserver[2218]: SMTPCQ: Msg No 14767: already in progress!
Apr 13 12:48:15 ****** citserver[2218]: No external notifiers configured on system/user

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Tue Mar 24 2015 05:09:53 EDTfrom pusaken @ Uncensored Subject: Outbound mail beeing stuck without error

Hello everyone,

I am having trouble with my outbound smtp-queue. Since my smarthost provider enforced higher security standards I had to switch to google. Therefore I changed my smarthost configuration acccordingly, and - after a message from google pointing out that a "less secure app" tried to send mail and was blocked - I lessened the google account preferences to allow less secure access.

But now the outbound smtp queue behaves oddly. New items are added with "next attempt" in Jan 1970 (which is ok I think) but they are not processed. Instead they sit there waiting for santa clause or someone else. There is no outbound error (like connection refused or connection interrupted, which I got while the smarthost was blocking citadel).

Actually one mail accidentially got sent tonight - I don't know why this one got through.

Is there a way to clean the message queue? When will a send attempt be made, when the date reads Jan 1970?

Might a complete configuration reset of citadel help? How can I accomplish that?

Thanks for your help,

kindest regards,

Pusaken



 



[#] Tue Apr 14 2015 03:38:55 EDT from russellb234 @ Uncensored

Subject: citadel starting with root user

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Hello all

I have just set up citadel on a raspberrypi, by "easy install" and it is running happily (well it is receiving and delivering mail).

I notice in the terminal and in syslog:

Called as: /usr/local/citadel/citserver
Apr 14 10:52:54 livy citserver[8218]: libcitadel(unnumbered)
Apr 14 10:52:54 livy citserver[8218]: Loading citadel.config
Apr 14 10:52:54 livy citserver[8218]: Acquiring control record
Apr 14 10:52:54 livy citserver[8218]: master_startup() started
Apr 14 10:52:54 livy citserver[8218]: configuration setting c_nodename is empty, but must not - check your config!
Apr 14 10:52:54 livy citserver[8218]: configuration setting c_port_number is not -1 (disabled) or a valid TCP-Port - check your config! Default setting is: 504
Apr 14 10:52:54 livy citserver[8218]: citadel should not be configured to run as root! Check the value of c_ctdluid

 

I presume this is an error(s) in the compiling config, as this looks like the C source code. Is there an easy way to rerun the compilation, preferably without losing the setup I have running?

I'm not very familiar with installation from source.

Thanks for any advice

 

Russell

 



[#] Tue Apr 14 2015 06:01:00 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

Subject: Re: citadel starting with root user

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you can easily configure these values using webcit connected with the unix domain socket to citserver.



[#] Tue Apr 14 2015 19:13:54 EDT from Lauri Ojansivu @ Uncensored

Subject: Re: user is not accepted as valid rcpt_to address

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Hi,

EC2 has limits on sending email.

On page http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/faqs/

"Q: Are there any limitations in sending email from EC2 instances?
Yes. In order to maintain the quality of EC2 addresses for sending email, we enforce default limits on the amount of email that can be sent from EC2 accounts. If you wish to send larger amounts of email from EC2, you can apply to have these limits removed from your account by filling out this form."

Because spot-instances are usually temporary, options to get it working would be:

  1. Attach Elastic IP to Spot Instance, so you can keep same IP-address even when changing EC2 instances, you can change Elastic IP to point to another Spot Instance if needed.
  2. Use AWS SES for sending email ( I have not tested this with Citadel. )
  3. Use for example SendGrid's free quota to send email, https://sendgrid.com/docs/User_Guide/sending_practices.html . ( I have not tested this with Citadel. )

BR,
Lauri 

 

Mon Apr 06 2015 15:24:18 EDT from Currerius @ Uncensored Subject: user is not accepted as valid rcpt_to address

Dear Citadel community,

I created a new user and added his credentials in my webcit administrative account (checking the "Permission to send internet mail"). The default Access Level was 4 "network user" i even raised it to 5 "preferred user" and restarted the citadel-server.

But the user name is rejected at SMTP rcpt to time as "unknown user" error code 550.

The admin user can receive email.

This is now my x-th citadel install on EC2 spot-instances. I am very sure that the secondary test user I installed was able to both send and receive email before.

 

What am I missing?

Kind regards,

Renard



 



[#] Tue Apr 14 2015 21:40:42 EDT from TaMeR @ Uncensored to citadel_support@citadel.org

Subject: Re: oubound date puzzle

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If you can program in php, python or go (golang) then you can use a
citadel library to modify the dates of each email according to the data
you have.
Otherwise post the format of your data, and maybe one of us can script
something up for you.


On 04/13/2015 08:38 PM, harryc wrote:
I've recently converted thousands of old faxes into pdf files. Each
file has as it's modification date the date the fax was sent or received.

By all checks I could think of, I see that I 'Date: ' header correctly
in the message as the origination date of the associated fax.

But, when I send it via Citadel, the date is always the current time.

I need client mail readers to be able to pick a 'sort by date' column
and then see all the emails, and now interspersed faxes in pdf form sent
as email, in order. Even if the faxes experienced an 8+ year delay in
sending. Any ideas? (Short of hacking citadel source)?

[#] Wed Apr 15 2015 04:35:57 EDT from russellb234 @ Uncensored

Subject: Re: citadel starting with root user

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Tue Apr 14 2015 06:01:00 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored Subject: Re: citadel starting with root user

you can easily configure these values using webcit connected with the unix domain socket to citserver.



Thank you, I thought  I had run all the configs, and early on I had errors related to the node name, so had left it empty, but all seems OK now.

Apologies for the noise.

Russell



[#] Wed Apr 15 2015 11:37:13 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

Subject: Re: oubound date puzzle - disregard...

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Looking at the code I see that citadel really, really wants the Date:
header to be quite specifically formatted, including the day of the
week as well as the numeric date, and even timezone offset!

Yup -- we're sticking very closely to the RFC822/RFC2822 specified date format.

I'd rather just go with the output of asctime() but the dark overlords of the Internet demand otherwise.

[#] Wed Apr 15 2015 16:29:58 EDT from atxgo @ Uncensored

Subject: Question about setup

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[#] Wed Apr 15 2015 17:00:47 EDT from atxgo @ Uncensored

Subject: Question about setup with Outlook Connector

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I am trying to set up a server for a small office (5 users).  Basically, my goal is for the users to be able to share contacts, calendars, and tasks in Outlook.  For email, I planned to just utilize individual POP accounts at each PC.

A few issues /further explanation:

- Our office is in a rural location without reliable internet.  No DSL, cable, fiber, T1, or even Wi-Wan is available.  We are essentially using a very unreliable mobile hotspot, so cloud-based systems are out of the question.

- The Citadel server will be the only server on the network.  All client computers will be Windows7-based.  The only foreseeable expansions may be a NAS appliance at some point, to centralize shared folders and backup.

- I realize there are alternatives to Outlook, but I mainly need to use it due to other software we use that integrates specifically with Outlook.  The main one is a phone system that uses Outlook contacts for callerID. 

- I have little experience with Linux, but I have set up a Microsoft Small Business Server before.

For my server, I set up a PC with Ubuntu Server 12.04.  I tried to set up an Active Directory domain with Samba, utilizing a variety of online instructions, but it has been a nightmare.  I've spent a month running around in circles - fix one thing & another breaks - usually related to the finicky DNS system.  I've started over with full reinstalls at least five times, and still can't get it to work.  In 20 years of working on computers, I've never had a worse experience.  At this point, I've completely given up that Active Directory through Samba is possible, despite online claims to the contrary.  If I don't move on, my boss will probably fire me. 

Incidentally, installing Citadel was relatively easy.  I just need the outlook connector to work.

Do I even need Samba to do what I want to do?  My only reason for attempting to use it was to get a working domain for Bynari's outlook connector.  Any advice would be appreciated.  I'm at my wits end.

 

 

 



[#] Wed Apr 15 2015 17:30:19 EDT from s3cr3to @ Uncensored

Subject: Re: Question about setup with Outlook Connector

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No need to use AD if your network is not using a windows domain.

You can create user accounts in Citadel for each mailbox instead of domain accounts.

(In other side) If you need a "free" AD give a try to Zentyal. But you need some degree of experience in Linux to survive and give your own support to both (Citadel and zentyal). I test zentyal to replace our old windows 2000 domain with 99.99% successful rate, (with a mixture of win-xp-7-vista-8 clients), is a good alternative, but... but their price for the commercial version is a little confusing so I have this project on hold. And I don't know if the community version can survive +14 years without upgrades like our old-old-old win2000 domain server.

 

Wed Apr 15 2015 05:00:47 PM EDT from atxgo @ Uncensored Subject: Question about setup with Outlook Connector

I am trying to set up a server for a small office (5 users).  Basically, my goal is for the users to be able to share contacts, calendars, and tasks in Outlook.  For email, I planned to just utilize individual POP accounts at each PC.

A few issues /further explanation:

- Our office is in a rural location without reliable internet.  No DSL, cable, fiber, T1, or even Wi-Wan is available.  We are essentially using a very unreliable mobile hotspot, so cloud-based systems are out of the question.

- The Citadel server will be the only server on the network.  All client computers will be Windows7-based.  The only foreseeable expansions may be a NAS appliance at some point, to centralize shared folders and backup.

- I realize there are alternatives to Outlook, but I mainly need to use it due to other software we use that integrates specifically with Outlook.  The main one is a phone system that uses Outlook contacts for callerID. 

- I have little experience with Linux, but I have set up a Microsoft Small Business Server before.

For my server, I set up a PC with Ubuntu Server 12.04.  I tried to set up an Active Directory domain with Samba, utilizing a variety of online instructions, but it has been a nightmare.  I've spent a month running around in circles - fix one thing & another breaks - usually related to the finicky DNS system.  I've started over with full reinstalls at least five times, and still can't get it to work.  In 20 years of working on computers, I've never had a worse experience.  At this point, I've completely given up that Active Directory through Samba is possible, despite online claims to the contrary.  If I don't move on, my boss will probably fire me. 

Incidentally, installing Citadel was relatively easy.  I just need the outlook connector to work.

Do I even need Samba to do what I want to do?  My only reason for attempting to use it was to get a working domain for Bynari's outlook connector.  Any advice would be appreciated.  I'm at my wits end.

 

 

 



 



[#] Thu Apr 16 2015 03:02:46 EDT from Roknrol @ Uncensored

Subject: Re: Outbound mail beeing stuck without error

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Follow up with what I hope is additional relevant information.

Frequently the emails that fail to send are to MSN's servers.  If I delete the email from the mail queue, restart the mail server, and then resend it, it sends right away.  I note that MSN's servers seem to have ICMP replies disabled (no ping response, but servers are up).


In my digging last week, when I was researching the craigslist issue, I came across an "issue" where some email servers reject emails from smaller domains with the expectation that "legit" domains will just resend the emails (spammers are apparently too lazy to hit "resend").  I suspect that most email servers will automatically retry (and Citadel may, as well - I have no idea). 

This is an awfully big conclusion to leap to, but I think based on the lack of logged errors, that maybe the server isn't picking up on the failure/bounce/whatever so it's never triggered to actually resend?

I'm really out of my depth at this point and could use some direction from someone that knows more.


Thanks in advance

 

Mon Apr 13 2015 16:03:40 EDT from Roknrol @ Uncensored Subject: Re: Outbound mail beeing stuck without error

Hi Pusaken - I've been encountering a similar issue that may help someone volunteer some expertise.

My mail server almost always works perfectly - I regularly send emails to other domains without issue (gmail and Google-hosted domains, Amazon, Hotmail, etc), however I have now twice had an email message hang in my queue the way you describe below.  Both emails were sent to the @job.craigslist.org domain, and both sit in the queue.  I think mine may end up sending before yours because the date listed is 1969.  Anyway, when there's one email hung, almost all other emails sent *also* hang.  The last time this happened I had to actually delete everything in the queue before I could get anything to send. 

While troubleshooting this I encountered some information that points to a potential Reverse DNS configuration (although for me that was a red herring, it might be worth looking into for your issue).


Other than that, the only relevant errors that I can find in the logs say:

Apr 13 12:48:15 ****** citserver[2218]: SMTPCQ: Msg No 14767: already in progress!
Apr 13 12:48:15 ****** citserver[2218]: No external notifiers configured on system/user

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Tue Mar 24 2015 05:09:53 EDTfrom pusaken @ Uncensored Subject: Outbound mail beeing stuck without error

Hello everyone,

I am having trouble with my outbound smtp-queue. Since my smarthost provider enforced higher security standards I had to switch to google. Therefore I changed my smarthost configuration acccordingly, and - after a message from google pointing out that a "less secure app" tried to send mail and was blocked - I lessened the google account preferences to allow less secure access.

But now the outbound smtp queue behaves oddly. New items are added with "next attempt" in Jan 1970 (which is ok I think) but they are not processed. Instead they sit there waiting for santa clause or someone else. There is no outbound error (like connection refused or connection interrupted, which I got while the smarthost was blocking citadel).

Actually one mail accidentially got sent tonight - I don't know why this one got through.

Is there a way to clean the message queue? When will a send attempt be made, when the date reads Jan 1970?

Might a complete configuration reset of citadel help? How can I accomplish that?

Thanks for your help,

kindest regards,

Pusaken



 



 



[#] Thu Apr 16 2015 04:36:39 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

Subject: Re: Outbound mail beeing stuck without error

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Ok, that gives a good point.

What you're noting is probably greylisting. Greylisting sends the SMTP code for currently unavailable come back later. The SMTP conversation is closed with not sending the mail, but as the protocol describes.

Your case however is different: The conversation is stuck somewhere in mid-air. This rather sounds like a tar-pit or connection problems.

You can enable SMTP sending debugging; You should see the SMTP conversations in the syslog.

If that doesn't help, maybe running tcpdump with filtering for port 25 and the microsoft mailservers could bring us closer to the problem.

http://citadel.org/doku.php/faq:mastering_your_os:net_sniff#exploring.the.communication.from.your.citadel.server

Thu Apr 16 2015 03:02:46 EDT from Roknrol @ Uncensored Subject: Re: Outbound mail beeing stuck without error

Follow up with what I hope is additional relevant information.

Frequently the emails that fail to send are to MSN's servers.  If I delete the email from the mail queue, restart the mail server, and then resend it, it sends right away.  I note that MSN's servers seem to have ICMP replies disabled (no ping response, but servers are up).


In my digging last week, when I was researching the craigslist issue, I came across an "issue" where some email servers reject emails from smaller domains with the expectation that "legit" domains will just resend the emails (spammers are apparently too lazy to hit "resend").  I suspect that most email servers will automatically retry (and Citadel may, as well - I have no idea). 

This is an awfully big conclusion to leap to, but I think based on the lack of logged errors, that maybe the server isn't picking up on the failure/bounce/whatever so it's never triggered to actually resend?

I'm really out of my depth at this point and could use some direction from someone that knows more.


Thanks in advance

 

Mon Apr 13 2015 16:03:40 EDT from Roknrol @ Uncensored Subject: Re: Outbound mail beeing stuck without error

Hi Pusaken - I've been encountering a similar issue that may help someone volunteer some expertise.

My mail server almost always works perfectly - I regularly send emails to other domains without issue (gmail and Google-hosted domains, Amazon, Hotmail, etc), however I have now twice had an email message hang in my queue the way you describe below.  Both emails were sent to the @job.craigslist.org domain, and both sit in the queue.  I think mine may end up sending before yours because the date listed is 1969.  Anyway, when there's one email hung, almost all other emails sent *also* hang.  The last time this happened I had to actually delete everything in the queue before I could get anything to send. 

While troubleshooting this I encountered some information that points to a potential Reverse DNS configuration (although for me that was a red herring, it might be worth looking into for your issue).


Other than that, the only relevant errors that I can find in the logs say:

Apr 13 12:48:15 ****** citserver[2218]: SMTPCQ: Msg No 14767: already in progress!
Apr 13 12:48:15 ****** citserver[2218]: No external notifiers configured on system/user

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Tue Mar 24 2015 05:09:53 EDTfrom pusaken @ Uncensored Subject: Outbound mail beeing stuck without error

Hello everyone,

I am having trouble with my outbound smtp-queue. Since my smarthost provider enforced higher security standards I had to switch to google. Therefore I changed my smarthost configuration acccordingly, and - after a message from google pointing out that a "less secure app" tried to send mail and was blocked - I lessened the google account preferences to allow less secure access.

But now the outbound smtp queue behaves oddly. New items are added with "next attempt" in Jan 1970 (which is ok I think) but they are not processed. Instead they sit there waiting for santa clause or someone else. There is no outbound error (like connection refused or connection interrupted, which I got while the smarthost was blocking citadel).

Actually one mail accidentially got sent tonight - I don't know why this one got through.

Is there a way to clean the message queue? When will a send attempt be made, when the date reads Jan 1970?

Might a complete configuration reset of citadel help? How can I accomplish that?

Thanks for your help,

kindest regards,

Pusaken



 



 



 



[#] Thu Apr 16 2015 09:15:08 EDT from TaMeR @ Uncensored to citadel_support@citadel.org

Subject: Re: Question about setup with Outlook Connector

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You are trying to solve a very complex issue.
My recommendation is keep it simple.
Installing apps like Samba is the easy part, maintaining them is a whole
other story.

I would install citadel and switch away from Outlook. I like Thunderbird.
If you really need Outlook Contacts, I would sync or rather periodically
import/override your contacts in to outlook, and maintain your contacts
as vcards.

vCards can be imported in to Outlook, can be synced with citadel, and
most other apps will support vCards as well, including Android and iPhone.

There are many sync applications which will sync via vCards
You can sync vCards also vith citadel:

https://bitbucket.org/gotamer/citadel/wiki/CitadelSync

If you need help or additional futures to use CitadelSync let me know.

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