Hi! I installed an instance of mastodon. Everything seems to be working fine. However, if a user in my instance searches for @email@example.com, the user2 appears and the option to follow as well. However if user2 (from another instance) tries to search @firstname.lastname@example.org, the user does not appear. Also, following users from other instances are never confirmed. This is normal? Should I enable something in the settings? On the other hand, in the timeline of the user in my instance, there are posts from some of the users that I try to follow in other instances, however they do not appear in following area.
My installation is not standard, I used debian 10 and apache 2.4.
This is my apache .conf file for mastodon:
my instance is social.bibliohack.org
What could be the problem? Thank you!