ask l-dopa: how do i fix my tiger server?

September 10th, 2007

Our Tiger server here was acting as the primary mail exchanger for our domain. To my knowledge, it was set up with that in mind from the get go. I’ve since moved mail service away from this server, and put it with hosted Google services.

The problem is that we still occasionally need to use it as an SMTP server, but it isn’t properly relaying mail to accounts in our domain. Instead of sending them to the proper mail exchanger (google’s), it is holding them in its own mail queue, which never goes anywhere.

How do I tell it that it is no longer the mail server for our domain? I turned off POP and IMAP service, but it keeps on coming in and never leaving.


Well, Tucker, it’s important to consider what the server’s done for you in the past. Take it out for coffee and tell it that you’re still friends — it can still serve web sites, it can still come over and play video games. Seriously! You want to stay friends! You mean it! But it can’t keep being the mail server. It just can’t. Things have changed and there are… other priorities now. But you can still totally be friends! See it tomorrow? Yeah? Is it cool? You’re cool. Great. Hug it.

3 Responses to “ask l-dopa: how do i fix my tiger server?”

  1. Elliot says:

    Google SMTP loves to party.

  2. Nick says:

    Is it still broken?

  3. Joshua says:

    They’re doing OK. They’re talking now. Feelings are still a little raw.