unable to reach bsd-lists via mail

Daniel Staal DStaal at usa.net
Sun Jun 19 01:09:19 UTC 2011


--As of June 19, 2011 12:29:02 AM +0200, Christopher J. Ruwe is alleged to 
have said:

> (The server is a rented virtual machine.) Am I right that I need to set
> the rDNS of 188.40.164.98 to mail.cruwe.de to make the freebsd.org
> servers accept my mail or that, should I set the rDNS to cruwe.de, I
> should make the mailer on mail.cruwe.de identify itself as cruwe.de
> instead of mail.cruwe.de?
>
> Anyway, thank you very much for your help,

--As for the rest, it is mine.

In postfix, the relevant setting is 'myhostname' in main.cf for the 
hostname.

>From my experience, it doesn't have to match the rDNS.  It needs to match 
the MX record.  But, you should be able to see what they are saying as a 
rejection notice from your logs.

Daniel T. Staal

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