Email not working still


#1

Hey,
So i have done what all the instructions have said todo.
mail.domain A address
domain mx mail.domain.com

I made sure the mail.domain was pointed to the proper ip address of the mail server and then i made sure the mx was handled via mail.domain.com

After all this i still have issues with inbound email. Is there anything else im missing or can try?

Thank you all


#2

mail.example.com isn’t set to :orange:, is it?

What happens when someone tries to send mail? Does it bounce, or just disappear?

You can also give mxtoolbox.com a try. Enter your domain name, let it do a lookup, then click the green Find Problems button or the SMTP Test link next to your mail server.

If you’d like more help, post your domain name.


#3

No i made sure the cloud was grey. Also it seems they are just dissapearing.
I might have it narrowed down to rDNS on my servers end as a problem too.

Going to disable cloudflare entirely for a few see if it starts working again of it it keeps producing errors.
As for the mxtoolbox lookups its returning no dns and then sometimes it returns a record of the mail.domain.com which is weird.


#4

Another fun SMTP tool is: https://www.wormly.com/test-smtp-server

You can watch the email connection in realtime.


#5

I’ve also discovered my reverse dns from my host was set to my hostname of my server.
Arnt those suppose to be 123.123.123.in-addr.arpa for example ?


#6

If I do a ‘host’ lookup for my IP address, I get the reverse IP address notation, then it tells me its a pointer to my hostname:

123.123.123.123.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer mail.example.com