sford999

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Hi

I`m a newby to dedicated servers so go easy with me please :D

When I view my servers hostname on dnsreport I get the following errors:

WARN

MX records are not CNAMEs

WARNING: When I looked up your MX record, your DNS server returned a CNAME. This is an unusual situation, and I can't handle it -- the following MX tests may not work properly. The problem is:
mail.fishsense.co.uk.->fishsense.co.uk.
FAIL

MX A lookups have no CNAMEs

WARNING: One or more of your MX records points to a CNAME. CNAMEs are prohibited in MX records, according to RFC974, RFC1034 3.6.2, RFC1912 2.4, and RFC2181 10.3. The problem MX record(s) are:
mail.fishsense.co.uk.->fishsense.co.uk.->67.18.217.170
WARN
Mail server host name in greeting

WARNING: One or more of your mailservers is claiming to be a host other than what it really is (the SMTP greeting should be a 3-digit code, followed by a space or a dash, then the host name). If your mailserver sends out E-mail using this domain in its EHLO or HELO, your E-mail might get blocked by anti-spam software. This is also a technical violation of RFC821 4.3 (and RFC2821 4.3.1). Note that the hostname given in the SMTP greeting should have an A record pointing back to the same server. Note that this one test may use a cached DNS record.
fishsense.co.uk claims to be non-existent host server.fishsense.co.uk:
220-server.fishsense.co.uk ESMTP Exim 4.63 #1 Fri, 12 Jan 2007 08:10:24 +0000 220-We do not authorize the use of this system to transport unsolicited, 220 and/or bulk e-mail.

The contents of the zone file are:

Code:
; Zone File for fishsense.co.uk
$TTL 14400
@       86400   IN      SOA     ns1.fishsense.co.uk.    myemail.domain.com       (
                                        2007011204
                                        7200
                                        7200
                                        2417200
                                        86400
                                        )

fishsense.co.uk.        86400   IN      NS      ns1.fishsense.co.uk.
fishsense.co.uk.        86400   IN      NS      ns2.fishsense.co.uk.


fishsense.co.uk.        14400   IN      A       67.18.217.170

localhost.fishsense.co.uk.      14400   IN      A       127.0.0.1

fishsense.co.uk.           14400   IN      MX      0       mail.fishsense.co.uk.
ns1.fishsense.co.uk.     14400   IN      A        67.18.217.170
ns2.fishsense.co.uk.     14400   IN      A        67.18.217.171
fishsense.co.uk.           14400   IN      TXT     "v=spf1 a mx ~all"
www     14400          IN         CNAME   fishsense.co.uk.
mail       14400       IN         CNAME   fishsense.co.uk.
ftp         14400       IN         A            67.18.217.170
server.fishsense.co.uk  14400   IN      A       67.18.217.170
Can someone explain to me in laymans terms (aka as simple as possible) on how I can fix the above errors. :confused:

Thanks
 

jayh38

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This should take care of the the warnings

change this:
fishsense.co.uk. 14400 IN MX 0 mail.fishsense.co.uk.
to this:
fishsense.co.uk. 14400 IN MX 0 fishsense.co.uk.
 

sford999

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Thanks thats removed the error.

but I`m now getting this error when I attempt to sent mail thats in the mail queue

Message 1H5IAb-0001Wx-0m is no longer frozen
LOG: MAIN
cwd=/usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot 4 args: /usr/sbin/exim -v -M 1H5IAb-0001Wx-0m
delivering 1H5IAb-0001Wx-0m
LOG: MAIN
** [email protected] <[email protected]> R=fail_remote_domains: unrouteable mail domain "domain.com"
LOG: MAIN
Frozen (delivery error message)
 

jayh38

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Mar 3, 2006
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See if you can ping the domain you are mailing to or look up its
mx record and see if you connect via telnet from your server.

dig domain.com mx

telnet domain.com 25
 

jarodlwk

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Sep 24, 2006
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I have the same problem. Below is the result from DNSReport. What could be the problem?

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WARNING: One or more of your mailservers is claiming to be a host other than what it really is (the SMTP greeting should be a 3-digit code, followed by a space or a dash, then the host name). If your mailserver sends out E-mail using this domain in its EHLO or HELO, your E-mail might get blocked by anti-spam software. This is also a technical violation of RFC821 4.3 (and RFC2821 4.3.1). Note that the hostname given in the SMTP greeting should have an A record pointing back to the same server. Note that this one test may use a cached DNS record.

webpages-online.com claims to be invalid hostname '************************************************************************************** 220-********************************************************************* 220':
220-************************************************************************************** 220-******** *******************