This is the fun I'm having
I am still undecided on how exactly I want to handle all of this. On one hand, I have my primary domain on another server, where I work. The current mail server is there, and it just seems like a good thing to retrieve my mail to this local server and read it here. But the fact of the matter is that my email is actually the only mail I am receiving for the domain. So why not just have it all routed here?
Well, the problem is I can't get anything to work properly. I have exim, fetchmail, and getmail all running, and nothing is actually connecting. I have set up my SPF, DKIM, and DMARC all on the other instance, and I really don't want to have to do that all over again in a more technical fashion, but you and I both know that doing it the most technical way is probably the best way to really learn it.
Everything I have done so far has been unsuccessful, so there is a good bit of aggravation there. At this point I am where I can look into my log files, and I am seeing things like the following:
Oct 26 21:31:01 annwn fetchmail: Connection errors for this poll:#012name 0: connection to mail.wireheadmechanist.com:pop3 [220.127.116.11/110] failed: Connection timed out.
I figured out the port was wrong, it was at 110 instead of the 993 required. Next!
Oct 26 21:31:01 annwn fetchmail: POP3 connection to mail.wireheadmechanist.com failed: Connection timed out
Why? Oh yeah, I kinda need to restart fetchmail.
Oct 26 21:56:46 annwn fetchmail: socket error while fetching from firstname.lastname@example.org@mail.wireheadmechanist.com
Well, crap. So I need to fix the username, because it is not wanting a full email, just the username for the mailbox.
Oct 26 22:03:29 annwn fetchmail: socket error while fetching from email@example.com
And this is where I'm currently stuck. Trying to figure out why my mail host on my work account won't accept it. I might have to use exim to handle mail locally and then force all of the email into annwn. That would be soooo okey with me.
The goal of all that I have been doing lately is to go back to the old school, the console jockey. It might sound weird, or even stupid, but that is the way that I come up, and I have to go back to it in order to move forward. I had something back in the days when you had to know a decent bit about protocols and such in order to get Seyon to connect to your favourite ISP or get your mail down from it. I think i am roughly back in the same place now.
At the moment, I got so frustrated that I have shut exim and all of my other mail server stuff down as I saw that spammers were already attempting to use me as a relay, and I don't know that anyone on this planet can connect to that damned mail instance.
This used to be easy. Assholes made it hard.