iainhouston at mac
May 1, 2012, 1:51 AM
Post #3 of 5
Thanks for taking the time to look at this, Ted.
Re: Recipient checking wrong server name?
[In reply to]
No, I didn't frame my question very well.
I think it boils down to this:
whatever host name I tell exim to use, I assume that
a recipient's MTA will always think we
are relaying for s15917281.onlinehome-server.info.
(And whatever I tell my DNS SPF records are allowed hosts.)
Because, even though:
If uname -a gives Linux coombe.villagenet.info 3.2.0-24-generic ...
and hostname -f gives:
and I set up my SPF records to allow clients' mail from
and I tell exim:
primary_hostname = coombe.villagenet.info
qualify_domain = villagenet.info
qualify_recipient = villagenet.info
I was hoping not to have so much mail rejected.
But, because we rent our server I have to accept that ....
cat /etc/hosts gives
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
220.127.116.11 s15917281.onlinehome-server.info s15917281
and nslookup 18.104.22.168 gives
22.214.171.124.in-addr.arpa name = s15917281.onlinehome-server.info.
Is there anything I can do to have recipients' MTAs verify
On 1 May 2012, at 06:00, Ted Cooper wrote:
> On 30/04/12 19:03, Iain Houston wrote:
>> We are getting a percentage of "Not configured to relay" rejections
>> when we send out our newsletters. I rent a Cloud Server from 1&1
>> where I run our.nonprofit.com and a couple of others. Most
>> recipients' MTAs produce no such rejections ... is it an issue with
>> our exim's setup or their MTA's setup?
> You've redacted everything that would be useful to anyone attempting to
> actually diagnose your problem with any sort of certainty. As such, here
> are some random guesses.
> Your server is either being blocked by the target servers in question,
> or they do not accept mail for the recipients even though the MX records
> say they should. The domains may have expired or the users may have
> moved on. The single error message provided seems to come from the
> remote end.
> SPF is IP based so it just needs to have something resolving to all the
> IP addresses you want to send mail from if you're using it. Including
> the different hostnames all pointing the same IP address serves to add
> All of the email addresses must have accepted the confirmation opt-in
> email at some point right? You'd have records of when they confirmed.
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