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Old 04-03-2008, 04:17 AM   #1
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Email server problem.


Before I posted a thread about my email server problem where I can recieve emails but only send to some particular places e.g. gmail. The emails sent from my server to hotmail won't get recieved. Emails that I sent to my office account also automatically gets into the junk box.

So I went through all the configuring and thought maybe coz I didn't have a reverse DNS set to my domain. Now that I've got reverse DNS setup mapping my IP back to my hostname, my emails still either get to the junk box or not get recieved.

So I was wondering what else could cause such a problem? ..
 
Old 04-03-2008, 04:19 AM   #2
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well you've not even told us what software you're using, let alone provided actual config files and such, so i've no idea how you're expecting us to help...
 
Old 04-03-2008, 05:18 AM   #3
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sorry was in a rush when i typed it lol.

Im currently using postfix / dovecot / squirrel webmail.

Everything is working fine but the sending emails out.

my config file is here
http://www.siubeen.com/main.cf

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Old 04-03-2008, 05:39 AM   #4
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ok well you've two seperate issues, non arrival or spam. what's doing spam here? sa? what are the headers in the spam email that are citing the cause of the marking?
 
Old 04-03-2008, 06:28 AM   #5
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Mail Server Configuration

I had the same problem with gmail putting into junk folder and i tried on 2 different qmail servers and sendmail. The issue is either with how gmail determines what is spam or how your server sends.

Gmail probably uses rf-ignorant rules for postmaster and abuse.

ensuring my domain(s) had accounts that could receive mail into postmaster@ and abuse@ did the trick. also ensure you have PTR records set up correctly


You might also check it is not listed in:

Spamhaus Block List (SBL)
Distributed Sender Blackhole List (DSBL)
RFC-Ignorant: Bogus MX
Spamhaus Exploits Block List (XBL)
Spamhaus Policy Block List (PBL)

Also check these but I'd never use them due to the risk of blocking everything, I know they would block hotmail for not playing by the rules.

RFC-Ignorant: Abuse
RFC-Ignorant: DSN
RFC-Ignorant: Postmaster
RFC-Ignorant: WHOIS
SORBS Dynamic IP Address Ranges
SpamCop Blocking List (SCBL)
 
Old 04-03-2008, 11:59 PM   #6
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i can only send to gmail. hotmail doesnt recieve anything nor my office email. for my office email it auto puts the mail into junk box.


funny thing is in web mail when i use the REPLY function to reply email to my hotmail, the email gets back to my hotmail. If i use the compose button to create a new email to hotmail, hotmail wont recieve it.
 
Old 04-04-2008, 12:33 AM   #7
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Could well be an IP issue. I'd guess that either your IP is on some spam blacklist or you don't have revers DNS set up. The easiest way around this issue is to relay mail through your ISPs mail server. Look at "relayhost" in /etc/postfix/main.cf
 
Old 04-04-2008, 07:09 AM   #8
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Could well be an IP issue. I'd guess that either your IP is on some spam blacklist or you don't have revers DNS set up. The easiest way around this issue is to relay mail through your ISPs mail server. Look at "relayhost" in /etc/postfix/main.cf
Yes I agree. If everybody sent via their isp there would be much less spam. Try querying www.spamhaus.org for your ip address
 
  


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