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there are 50 mail servers with me they lie in the same data centre but in that 1 mdaemon mail server is creating a problem for me.

the mdaemon mail server is not able to send mails to other 49 mail servers (the mails do come but after lot of delay) but we are able to send mails from other mail servers to this mdaemon mail server.

there is only 1 domain on this mdaemon mail server but when they send mails to any other domains outside our data centre network the mails work perfectly fine.

Also it gives Winsock error 10060 in the logs sometimes.

Wed 2009-04-08 10:32:29: Session 4160; child 23
Wed 2009-04-08 10:31:29: Parsing message <d:\mdaemon\queues\remote\pd35000464616.msg>
Wed 2009-04-08 10:31:29: *  From: user1@domain.com
Wed 2009-04-08 10:31:29: *  To: user1@domain1.com
Wed 2009-04-08 10:31:29: *  Subject: ***
Wed 2009-04-08 10:31:29: *  Message-ID: <004c01c9b808$27dec5d0$779c5170$@com>
Wed 2009-04-08 10:31:29: Attempting SMTP connection to [mazeweb.com]
Wed 2009-04-08 10:31:29: Resolving MX records for [mazeweb.com] (DNS Server: 203.124.230.12)...
Wed 2009-04-08 10:31:29: *  P=005 S=000 D=mazeweb.com TTL=(40) MX=[razor2.spamrazor.net] {202.87.50.172}
Wed 2009-04-08 10:31:29: Attempting SMTP connection to [202.87.50.172:25]
Wed 2009-04-08 10:31:29: Waiting for socket connection...
Wed 2009-04-08 10:31:29: *  Connection established (203.201.252.36:3209 -> 202.87.50.172:25)
Wed 2009-04-08 10:31:29: Waiting for protocol to start...
Wed 2009-04-08 10:32:29: *  Error: 60 second wait for protocol timeout exceeded
Wed 2009-04-08 10:32:29: This message is 1 minutes old; it has 0 minutes left in this queue
Wed 2009-04-08 10:32:29: Remote queue lifetime exceeded; message placed in retry queue
Wed 2009-04-08 10:32:29: SMTP session terminated (Bytes in/out: 0/0)

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Wed 2009-04-08 10:48:13: Session 6222; child 25

Wed 2009-04-08 10:47:52: Parsing message <d:\mdaemon\queues\remote\retry\pd90000013892.msg>

Wed 2009-04-08 10:47:52: *  From: user1@domain.com

Wed 2009-04-08 10:47:52: *  To: user1@domain1.com
Wed 2009-04-08 10:47:52: *  Subject: ***
Wed 2009-04-08 10:47:52: *  Message-ID: <004c01c9b808$27dec5d0$779c5170$@com>
Wed 2009-04-08 10:47:52: Attempting SMTP connection to [mazeweb.com]
Wed 2009-04-08 10:47:52: Resolving MX records for [mazeweb.com] (DNS Server: 203.124.230.12)...
Wed 2009-04-08 10:47:52: *  P=005 S=000 D=mazeweb.com TTL=(23) MX=[razor2.spamrazor.net] {202.87.50.172}
Wed 2009-04-08 10:47:52: Attempting SMTP connection to [202.87.50.172:25]
Wed 2009-04-08 10:47:52: Waiting for socket connection...
Wed 2009-04-08 10:48:13: *  Winsock Error 10060 The connection timed out.
Wed 2009-04-08 10:48:13: This message is 0 days old; it has 1 days left to get delivered
Wed 2009-04-08 10:48:13: SMTP session terminated (Bytes in/out: 0/0)
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By the look of it you are sending out using IP 203.201.252.36

If the recipient does a Reverse DNS check on that address before any commitment is made to accept your message there seems to be a big delay in that response.  See the following trace which was carried out using DNSStuff

Preparation:
The  reverse DNS entry for an IP is found by reversing the IP, adding it to "in-addr.arpa", and looking up the PTR record.
So, the reverse DNS entry for 203.201.252.36 is found by looking up the PTR record for
 36.252.201.203.in-addr.arpa.
All DNS requests start by asking the root servers, and they let us know what to do next.
See How Reverse DNS Lookups Work for more information.

How I am searching:
Asking g.root-servers.net for 36.252.201.203.in-addr.arpa PTR record:  
       g.root-servers.net says to go to ns3.apnic.net. (zone: 203.in-addr.arpa.)
Asking ns3.apnic.net. for 36.252.201.203.in-addr.arpa PTR record:  
       ns3.apnic.net [202.12.28.131] says to go to hyddns.tatanova.com. (zone: 252.201.203.in-addr.arpa.)
Asking hyddns.tatanova.com. for 36.252.201.203.in-addr.arpa PTR record:  Timed out [at 203.124.250.70].  Trying again.
Asking mumdns.tatanova.com. for 36.252.201.203.in-addr.arpa PTR record:  Reports mail.tataamc.com. [from 203.124.230.21]

Answer:
203.201.252.36 PTR record: mail.tataamc.com. [TTL 99999s] [A=203.201.252.36]
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