Celtic Mad

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I ran a dns report and all is fine except for 3 warns. The 3 warns come under the mail category. The 3 warns are:

Mail server host name in greeting

Acceptance of postmaster address

Acceptance of abuseaddress


How do I fix these?
 

Celtic Mad

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Here's the errors

'Mail server host name in greeting'

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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.

mydomain.com claims to be host localhost.mydomain.com [but A lookup times out]:
220-localhost.mydomain.com ESMTP Exim 4.52 #1 Tue, 23 May 2006 05:27:01 -0500 220-We do not authorize the use of this system to transport unsolicited, 220 and/or bulk e-mail.
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Here's 'Acceptance of postmaster address'

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WARNING: One or more of your mailservers does not accept mail to [email protected]. Mailservers are expected by RFC2142 to accept mail to abuse.

mydomain.com's abuse response:
>>> RCPT TO:<[email protected]>
<<< 451 Temporary local problem - please try later

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Finally, here's 'Acceptance of postmaster address'

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WARNING: One or more of your mailservers may not accept mail to [email protected] (it is generating a temporary error). Mailservers are required (RFC822 6.3, RFC1123 5.2.7, and RFC2821 4.5.1) to accept mail to postmaster.
mydomain.com's postmaster response: >>> RCPT TO:<[email protected]> <<< 451 Temporary local problem - please try later

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tweakservers

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For :

Mail server host name in greeting

>> Make sure you have added the host A record for your server hostname, are you able to ping
localhost.mydomain.com ?

Acceptance of postmaster address
>> setup the [email protected] in Cpanel

Acceptance of abuseaddress
>> setup the [email protected] in Cpanel
 

Celtic Mad

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tweakservers said:
For :

Mail server host name in greeting

>> Make sure you have added the host A record for your server hostname, are you able to ping
localhost.mydomain.com ?

Acceptance of postmaster address
>> setup the [email protected] in Cpanel

Acceptance of abuseaddress
>> setup the [email protected] in Cpanel
OK, I have corrected the postmaster and abuse errors but I'm still getting the 'mail server hostname in greeting' error.

I have edited the dns zone from 127.0.0.1 to my servers IP address then edit /etc/hosts to my servers IP but when I go back to edit dns zone and click save, it's giving me a connection to localhost error but it doesn't give me the error when I save my dns zone when it was initially on 127.0.0.1
 

Celtic Mad

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The 'mail server hostname in greeting' is now giving the error:

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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.

mydomain.com claims to be host localhost.mydomain.com [but that host is at 127.0.0.1 (may be cached), not 216.32.77.43].

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