DNS Problem with mailserver

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by pesja, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. pesja

    pesja Member


    After I was setting up an new domain, I corrected the DNS settings to a "normal" value as:

    a record mail.mydomain.com -> xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

    and a NS record (priority 10) pointing at mail.mydomain.com

    I restarted the server (to be sure) and waited about 1 day. Then I tried to send mail to [email protected] and [email protected] but none of the boxes received mail.

    So I went to DNS Report which gave me the following error (domain was edited):

    ERROR: I couldn't find any MX records for mydomain.nl. If you want to receive E-mail on this domain, you should have MX record(s). Without any MX records, mailservers should attempt to deliver mail to the A record for mydomain.nl. I can't continue in a case like this, so I'm assuming you don't receive mail on this domain.


    ERROR: I could not find any mailservers for anyhost.nl.

    Except the "open DNS" servers DNS Report reports that all the other tests as pass. So except de mailserver settings everything is working.

    Wat is going wrong. I used the perfect setup of Debian Sarge and everything else is working splendid.
  2. pesja

    pesja Member

    Sending out mails is working fine.

    I thought I did solve the problem, with check the co-domain boxes. But still nog receiption on the mailadresses
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2006
  3. Ben

    Ben ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    What tell the tools from www.dnsstuff.com?

    What gives a

    dig yourzone.tld. +trace
    dig -t mx yourzone.tld. +trace

    EDIT ok, saw your edit...
  4. pesja

    pesja Member

    did a ping to mail.mydomain.com -> OK so it's existing.

    I really do not know what's wrong. the bind-file of my.domain.com is looking fine and it's all pointing the right directions.

    From DNS report I only got som minor fails (open DNS etc) but still it's not finding any mailserver and mx-records.


    I'm using the VMWare Image which was made by Till. As he wrote in another topic it is an perfect install of Debian 3.1 + ISPConfig.
    Maybe that's the problem. I don't know.

    After I made mydomain.com I also made ns1.mydomain.com and ns2.mydomain.com (pointing to another IP) So mydomain.com does has it's own nameserver (ns1) pointing to it's Ip-adress.

    I made also another domain which pointed to external dnsservers and that domain is working perfectly (mail 100%).

    When I look at the dns-reports of the domain with the external dnsservers and to the report with the internal dnsservers it's the same, except the part of the mailserver (mx)

    Please help me to make it work!!
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2006
  5. IntnsRed

    IntnsRed ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    Last edited: Mar 4, 2011
  6. pesja

    pesja Member

    Thank's man. That solved the problem. Only removed that little word in front of the MX record and restarted bind.

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