ISPConfig 3.1.2, returning AOL and Hotmail delivery problems

Discussion in 'ISPConfig 3 Priority Support' started by schmidtedv, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. schmidtedv

    schmidtedv Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Hi there,
    it's a long time ago, I needed help (your tutorials are too good), but now I cannot get rid of a big Problem. No matter what I do, our mailserver IP gets blocked over and over again by Hotmail and AOL. I got a server from Hetzner and followed the tutorial "perfect-server-ubuntu-16.04-with-apache-php-myqsl-pureftpd-bind-postfix-doveot-and-ispconfig". IPv4 and IPv6 are both in use and Reverse-DNS for both is set as "". My config so far seem to be ok - for me (put it in as attachement).

    I've put on a real Wildcard-SSL-cert and use it in dovecot/postfix. I've put on DKIM with default-selector for every maildomain as follows:

    for serverdomain = " 3600 TXT v=DKIM;t=s;p=..."
    for maildomain1 = " 3600 TXT v=DKIM;t=s;p=..."
    Then, because I use my provider as DNS/Nameserver, I have put on records for every domain (serverdomain, maildomain1, ...) as follows:

    Code: A AAAA xxx:xxx:xxx:xxx TXT v=spf1 mx a ip6:xxx:xxx:xxx:xxx ~all TXT v=DKIM1; t=s; p=... TXT v=DMARC1; p=none; rua=mailto:[email protected]; ruf=mailto:[email protected]; adkim=s; aspf=s; pct=100; rf=afrf
    10 MX AAAA xxx:xxx:xxx:xxx
    Everything looks ok to me and tests by and other run well. However, there are bot-mailings going on, just using old aliases or existing mailadresses from my server (with different IPs of course), that get blocked by AOL users and so our server IP right now is blocked all the time (shouldn't be possible, but I guess, maybe the adress-blockings by AOL users are influencing AOLs RBL block behavior ?). Any idea what I could change or maybe even correct in my config or what I could do to get this working again? My contact with the postmaster from AOL doesn't do anything exept getting the message that we are blocked.

    Every mail is returned as follows:
    host[] refused to talk to
        me: 554- (RTR:BL) 554
    Hotmail is even don't get any mail back.

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    Last edited: Mar 7, 2017
  2. florian030

    florian030 ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer MX

    A mx-record points to a fqdn.

    you need A and AAAA records for and set the reverse-records in the hetzner robot.

    did you set a spf-record, too?
  3. schmidtedv

    schmidtedv Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Hi Florian, has an A and an AAAA record and is the reverse-record for the server, but the spf-record is put in for, not for ...that's ok, or am I doing it wrong?
  4. florian030

    florian030 ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    your spf-record is v=spf1 mx a ip4:... ip6:... ~all
    if you have only one server, you change this to v=spf1 mx ~all (as long as you define a mx-record for every domain)
  5. schmidtedv

    schmidtedv Member HowtoForge Supporter

    ok, I have changed the spf to "v=spf1 a mx ~all". I have a php-script sending mails to our customers on another IP. The A-Record Points to this IP, so I guess, I would have to use the "a" in the SPF-Record, too, am I right?
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2017

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