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  • Just logged into Virtualmin and the following message is displayed:
    “Warning! Warning - errors were found in this domain’s DNS records : This domain has email enabled, but none of the MX records point to it. Either the MX records should be corrected, or the email feature disabled if mail is hosted externally.”

    This probably points to why my forum new account went to spam?

  • @jac Typically you want your domain’s MX records to point to FQDN server name, e.g. foo.example.eg

    % drill stockportcounty.fans mx 
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, rcode: NOERROR, id: 63911
    ;; flags: qr rd ra ; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0 
    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;; stockportcounty.fans.	IN	MX
    
    ;; ANSWER SECTION:
    stockportcounty.fans.	600	IN	MX	10 stockportcounty.fans.
    
    

    Yours do not. Although a bit more drillin’ and reverse lookup indicates thusly;

    % drill stockportcounty.fans 
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, rcode: NOERROR, id: 160
    ;; flags: qr rd ra ; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0 
    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;; stockportcounty.fans.	IN	A
    
    ;; ANSWER SECTION:
    stockportcounty.fans.	600	IN	A	65.108.63.35
    
    ;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
    
    ;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
    
    ;; Query time: 127 msec
    ;; SERVER: 204.8.232.207
    ;; WHEN: Sun Oct 10 19:37:02 2021
    ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 54
    <kvg@loon:~>% drill -x 65.108.63.35     
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, rcode: NOERROR, id: 57802
    ;; flags: qr rd ra ; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0 
    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;; 35.63.108.65.in-addr.arpa.	IN	PTR
    
    ;; ANSWER SECTION:
    35.63.108.65.in-addr.arpa.	86400	IN	PTR	vps.stockportcounty.fans.
    
    

    I think you probably want your mx record to point to vps.stockportcountry.fans.

    It is important for forward and reverse lookups for MX records jive. Maybe you are looking like a spammer in that they do not?

    Edit: But at least you have a reverse record, many spammers do not, so that is a big red flag.

  • @jac no, that won’t be the reason emails are going to spam - although this does need checking out for certain.

  • @jac Typically you want your domain’s MX records to point to FQDN server name, e.g. foo.example.eg

    % drill stockportcounty.fans mx 
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, rcode: NOERROR, id: 63911
    ;; flags: qr rd ra ; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0 
    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;; stockportcounty.fans.	IN	MX
    
    ;; ANSWER SECTION:
    stockportcounty.fans.	600	IN	MX	10 stockportcounty.fans.
    
    

    Yours do not. Although a bit more drillin’ and reverse lookup indicates thusly;

    % drill stockportcounty.fans 
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, rcode: NOERROR, id: 160
    ;; flags: qr rd ra ; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0 
    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;; stockportcounty.fans.	IN	A
    
    ;; ANSWER SECTION:
    stockportcounty.fans.	600	IN	A	65.108.63.35
    
    ;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
    
    ;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
    
    ;; Query time: 127 msec
    ;; SERVER: 204.8.232.207
    ;; WHEN: Sun Oct 10 19:37:02 2021
    ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 54
    <kvg@loon:~>% drill -x 65.108.63.35     
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, rcode: NOERROR, id: 57802
    ;; flags: qr rd ra ; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0 
    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;; 35.63.108.65.in-addr.arpa.	IN	PTR
    
    ;; ANSWER SECTION:
    35.63.108.65.in-addr.arpa.	86400	IN	PTR	vps.stockportcounty.fans.
    
    

    I think you probably want your mx record to point to vps.stockportcountry.fans.

    It is important for forward and reverse lookups for MX records jive. Maybe you are looking like a spammer in that they do not?

    Edit: But at least you have a reverse record, many spammers do not, so that is a big red flag.

  • @phenomlab thanks Mark 👍🏻

  • @gotwf said in Email issue (virturalmin):

    @jac Typically you want your domain’s MX records to point to FQDN server name, e.g. foo.example.eg

    % drill stockportcounty.fans mx 
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, rcode: NOERROR, id: 63911
    ;; flags: qr rd ra ; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0 
    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;; stockportcounty.fans.	IN	MX
    
    ;; ANSWER SECTION:
    stockportcounty.fans.	600	IN	MX	10 stockportcounty.fans.
    
    

    Yours do not. Although a bit more drillin’ and reverse lookup indicates thusly;

    % drill stockportcounty.fans 
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, rcode: NOERROR, id: 160
    ;; flags: qr rd ra ; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0 
    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;; stockportcounty.fans.	IN	A
    
    ;; ANSWER SECTION:
    stockportcounty.fans.	600	IN	A	65.108.63.35
    
    ;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
    
    ;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
    
    ;; Query time: 127 msec
    ;; SERVER: 204.8.232.207
    ;; WHEN: Sun Oct 10 19:37:02 2021
    ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 54
    <kvg@loon:~>% drill -x 65.108.63.35     
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, rcode: NOERROR, id: 57802
    ;; flags: qr rd ra ; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0 
    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;; 35.63.108.65.in-addr.arpa.	IN	PTR
    
    ;; ANSWER SECTION:
    35.63.108.65.in-addr.arpa.	86400	IN	PTR	vps.stockportcounty.fans.
    
    

    I think you probably want your mx record to point to vps.stockportcountry.fans.

    It is important for forward and reverse lookups for MX records jive. Maybe you are looking like a spammer in that they do not?

    Edit: But at least you have a reverse record, many spammers do not, so that is a big red flag.

    Thanks for the advice, will look into it all later once back home.

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