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Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by Celtic Mad, May 23, 2006.

  1. Celtic Mad

    Celtic Mad Member

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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?
     
  2. 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 abuse@mydomain.com. Mailservers are expected by RFC2142 to accept mail to abuse.

    mydomain.com's abuse response:
    >>> RCPT TO:<abuse@mydomain.com>
    <<< 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 postmaster@mydomain.com (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:<postmaster@mydomain.com> <<< 451 Temporary local problem - please try later

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  3. 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 postmaster@yourdomain.com in Cpanel

    Acceptance of abuseaddress
    >> setup the abuseaddress@yourdomain.com in Cpanel
     
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  4. Celtic Mad

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    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
     
  5. 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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