Problem sending emails

Asked by tknorriss on 2008-08-11

Hi,

I have been using evolution for several weeks now without problems. I have not made any changes to any settings.

However, I am now unable to send emails. I get a message:

Host lookup failed: smpt.slingshot.co.nz: Name or service not known

The smpt address is correct and has worked fine up until now. Any suggestions.

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2008-08-12
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2008-08-12
Lukáš Zapletal (lzap) said : #1

Type these commands into terminal and paste us output:

# cat /etc/resolv.conf
# host smpt.slingshot.co.nz
# ping smpt.slingshot.co.nz

tknorriss (tonysuenorriss) said : #2

Hi, thanks for your help. Here is the output requested.

It is interesting that earlier today the email program actually worked and sent several emails but has failed again now.

tony@tony-desktop:~$ cat /etc/resolv.conf
nameserver 192.168.1.2
tony@tony-desktop:~$ host smpt.slingshot.co.nz
Host smpt.slingshot.co.nz not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)
tony@tony-desktop:~$ ping smpt.slingshot.co.nz
ping: unknown host smpt.slingshot.co.nz

Kimberly Jansen (kim-nz1313) said : #3

Hi tknorriss

Try changing your server name from smpt.slingshot.co.nz to smtp.slingshot.co.nz

an output of

nslookup smtp.slingshot.co.nz

should look something like

Non-authoritative answer:
smtp.slingshot.co.nz canonical name = smtp.tranzpeer.net.
smtp.tranzpeer.net canonical name = vsmtp.tranzpeer.net.
vsmtp.tranzpeer.net canonical name = vmail2.tranzpeer.net.
Name: vmail2.tranzpeer.net
Address: 202.180.66.249
Name: vmail2.tranzpeer.net
Address: 202.180.66.216

Hope that helps..

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