Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Can't Send Mail To AOL

  1. #1
    rhymeturner is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    6
    Rep Power
    6

    Default Can't Send Mail To AOL

    Hi there,

    I'm new to the forum and to using Zimbra. I installed Zimbra last week on Linux (the latest version for download) and have been configuring/setting it up ever since. The major problem I had was getting the IM to work.. but a post on this forum detailed the "zmprov" commands necessary to get that working. After a restart, almost everything seems to be running well. I have setup about ten accounts and all can send/receive to all domains EXCEPT aol.com. Every time an email has been attempted to goto aol.com, it comes up with deferred in the mail queue (admin panel) and the following error message:

    host {removed} said: 421-: (dns:nr) 421 service not available (in reply to end of data command)
    Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail all work fine. I'm not a system administrator / network guy, rather a PHP developer (and have just been reading reading as much as possible so I could get Zimbra setup...), but I'm lost as to how to resolve the error above. I read the page listed, which says:
    Reverse DNS lookup for your IP address is failing. AOL does require that all connecting Mail Transfer Agents have established reverse DNS.
    Is AOL the only one that demands Reverse DNS lookup? How do I configure this and where?

    Thanks..

    Rhyme

  2. #2
    uxbod's Avatar
    uxbod is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    8,016
    Rep Power
    24

    Default

    Welcome to the forums

    For rDNS this would need to be configured by your ISP who control the network block. A more simple solution would be to use your ISPs mail server as a smart-relay which can be configured within the ZCS Admin GUI under MTA.

  3. #3
    rhymeturner is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    6
    Rep Power
    6

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by uxbod View Post
    Welcome to the forums
    Thanks Good to be here.

    Quote Originally Posted by uxbod View Post
    For rDNS this would need to be configured by your ISP who control the network block. A more simple solution would be to use your ISPs mail server as a smart-relay which can be configured within the ZCS Admin GUI under MTA.
    Hmmm... interesting.. I will contact our hosting company. We have a dedicated server for zimbra.. so I have no idea who the ISP is.

    Are you referring to changing the option : Web mail MTA Hostname? Currently this is set as zimbra.example.com.. I'm wondering if changing this to mail.example.com would work. The mail server (cPanel) used to be mail.example.com and sending emails to aol worked fine before.

    Thanks

  4. #4
    rhymeturner is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    6
    Rep Power
    6

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by uxbod View Post
    Welcome to the forums

    For rDNS this would need to be configured by your ISP who control the network block. A more simple solution would be to use your ISPs mail server as a smart-relay which can be configured within the ZCS Admin GUI under MTA.
    Oh yeah I also notice that the host is listed as :

    localhost.localdomain in the mail queues.

  5. #5
    uxbod's Avatar
    uxbod is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    8,016
    Rep Power
    24

    Default

    Perform a
    Code:
    dig -x {your_public_IP}
    and see what server name it comes back with

  6. #6
    rhymeturner is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    6
    Rep Power
    6

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by uxbod View Post
    Perform a
    Code:
    dig -x {your_public_IP}
    and see what server name it comes back with
    Cool


    ; <<>> DiG 9.3.4-P1 <<>> -x xx.xx.xx.xx
    ;; global options: printcmd
    ;; Got answer:
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 11515
    ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0

    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;121.182.14.12.in-addr.arpa. IN PTR

    ;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
    121.64.12.in-addr.arpa. 10758 IN SOA ns1.geodns.net. hostmaster.serverbeach.com. 97 10800 3600 604800 86400

    ;; Query time: 2 msec
    ;; SERVER: xx.xx.xxx.xx#53(xx.xx.xxx.xx)
    ;; WHEN: Mon Mar 2 14:39:51 2009
    ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 120

  7. #7
    rhymeturner is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    6
    Rep Power
    6

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by uxbod View Post
    Perform a
    Code:
    dig -x {your_public_IP}
    and see what server name it comes back with
    Cool

    The forum is blocking me posting what it says. But I don't see any server names listed. Definitely not my domain.

  8. #8
    uxbod's Avatar
    uxbod is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    8,016
    Rep Power
    24

    Default

    Okay, so you don't have a rDNS for your server. That is something your ISP would need to sort out for you.

  9. #9
    rhymeturner is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    6
    Rep Power
    6

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by uxbod View Post
    Okay, so you don't have a rDNS for your server. That is something your ISP would need to sort out for you.
    I appreciate your very fast responses uxbod I will contact them to resolve.

  10. #10
    Bill Brock is offline Outstanding Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    703
    Rep Power
    8

    Default MX record.

    Not only does AOL check your PTR record it will also check to see if your server's response to the HELO command is equal to the MX record. These are the same DNS checks Zimbra makes if you have that feature enabled.

    More and more ISP's are going to be implementing these checks. My server stops at least 80% of spam before it even gets to the spam checks in Zimbra.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-03-2011, 07:01 AM
  2. Replies: 30
    Last Post: 01-13-2009, 08:00 AM
  3. Migration Assistance
    By dwill in forum Administrators
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12-02-2008, 08:20 AM
  4. Problem with Postfix and MTA
    By ZMilton in forum Administrators
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 04-16-2008, 06:47 AM
  5. [SOLVED] Mailserver down when send file attach of 50Mb
    By ZMilton in forum Administrators
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 04-10-2008, 11:44 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •