|Newbie questions about Pliant
On the minimal set up to allow email message forwarding
|Message posted by marcus on 2003/10/16 14:58:03
|I run a HTTP server release 86 with the usual
pliant command /pliant/protocol.../http_server.pli 'http server'
In my server, I have no email box set up. But in the 'mail system global settings'
I have 'Yes' for STMP service, and the rest has not been touched.
With the above, the forum application is able to forwarde posted messages to the
email addresses of the forum users.
I tried to set up another server and a forum on a Windows box using the same
setting, but the email forwarding of forum messages does not work. Why?
|Message posted by hubert.tonneau on 2003/10/16 15:02:10
|> I tried to set up another server and a forum on a Windows box using the same
> setting, but the email forwarding of forum messages does not work. Why?
Email forwarding is mostly a matter of proper DNS client configuration.
I mean you need to select 'configure' 'names' 'DNS client and server global settings for this computer'
and fill 'DNS providers' field.
There should be a red message displayed in the mailboxes configuration page
when no DNS provider is set, or it does not work due to firewalling.
|Message posted by maybe Marcus on 2003/10/16 15:30:27
|My 'DNS providers' was not empty in the server able to forward messages.
In the server unable to forward messages, it was empty, but no red message
is displayed in the mailbox configuration page.
|Message posted by hubert.tonneau on 2003/10/16 15:31:45
|> In the server unable to forward messages, it was empty, but no red message
> is displayed in the mailbox configuration page.
I know that.
That's where Pliant configuration tools need huge improvements.
|Message posted by marcus on 2003/10/16 15:54:05
|Actually, with no DNS provider set, my forum application is still able to forward
messages by email.
The test cases I used before which were not forwarded, consisted of a forum
message with a title but no body. This kind of message the forum does not foward.
Only messages with a body are forwarded.
So in summary: regardless of the DNS provider been set or not, it does not seem to
affect email message forwarding.
|Message posted by hubert.tonneau on 2003/10/16 15:56:50
|> So in summary: regardless of the DNS provider been set or not, it does not seem to
> affect email message forwarding.
Yes it does.
Without DNS provider set, the mail forwarding will be possible only to domains
or mailboxes that Pliant can resolve locally.
So, it will be possible to mailboxes handled locally, and to external domains
only when the MX field of the domain is not set (so it's the same as the A field)