What do correct DNS/MX records look like?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by unsichtbare, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. unsichtbare

    unsichtbare Member HowtoForge Supporter

    I have installed ISP Config on its very own (public) IP address and have it working correctly as far as websites are concerned. Mail is a different story altogether; I checked "Create-DNS" and "Create-DNS MX" when I set up the site 506birch.com and now the www hosting works correctly but I can't contact the mailserver. Here's what the DNS records look like:
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    can someone suggest what I am missing?


    -J
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2007
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    The dns records in your fporum post :D

    Just a joke. Please post a screenshot of the dns record settings or copy the text from the dns settings form.
     
  3. unsichtbare

    unsichtbare Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Sorry 'bout that. The very reason I am setting up ISP Config is GoDaddy's poor quality of service and support for their dedicated hosting environments. Yesterday was no exception and that's why the image was missing.

    -J
     
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    This is what I'm getting:

    Code:
    mh1:~# dig mx 506birch.com
    
    ; <<>> DiG 9.2.1 <<>> mx 506birch.com
    ;; global options:  printcmd
    ;; Got answer:
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 12634
    ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1
    
    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;506birch.com.                  IN      MX
    
    [B];; ANSWER SECTION:
    506birch.com.           86400   IN      MX      10 mail.506birch.com.[/B]
    
    ;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
    mail.506birch.com.      86400   IN      A       24.121.65.131
    
    ;; Query time: 216 msec
    ;; SERVER: 213.191.92.84#53(213.191.92.84)
    ;; WHEN: Thu Dec 20 16:23:34 2007
    ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 67
    
    mh1:~#
    So it's pointing to mail.506birch.com instead of www.506birch.com.
     
  5. unsichtbare

    unsichtbare Member HowtoForge Supporter

    I read about 20 pages back in the forums and did some searches and changed my DNS settings as follows:
    [​IMG]

    Should I be able to set mail.506birch.com as the incoming/outgoing mailserver in my client (Outlook)?

    -J

    mail.log:
    Code:
    Dec 20 09:10:35 clients1 postfix/smtpd[418]: connect from k2smtpout02-02.prod.mesa1.secureserver.net[64.202.189.91]
    Dec 20 09:10:35 clients1 postfix/smtpd[418]: D79C4260928: client=k2smtpout02-02.prod.mesa1.secureserver.net[64.202.189.91]
    Dec 20 09:10:35 clients1 postfix/cleanup[422]: D79C4260928: message-id=<[email protected]>
    Dec 20 09:10:35 clients1 postfix/qmgr[20344]: D79C4260928: from=<[email protected]>, size=1186, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
    Dec 20 09:10:36 clients1 postfix/smtpd[418]: disconnect from k2smtpout02-02.prod.mesa1.secureserver.net[64.202.189.91]
    Dec 20 09:10:36 clients1 postfix/pickup[31167]: 1C83C26092C: uid=10002 from=<web3_john>
    Dec 20 09:10:36 clients1 postfix/cleanup[422]: 1C83C26092C: message-id=<[email protected]>
    Dec 20 09:10:36 clients1 postfix/local[423]: D79C4260928: to=<[email protected]>, orig_to=<[email protected]>, relay=local, delay=0.28, delays=0.15/0.02/0/0.11, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (delivered to command: /usr/bin/procmail -f-)
    Dec 20 09:10:36 clients1 postfix/qmgr[20344]: D79C4260928: removed
    Dec 20 09:10:36 clients1 postfix/qmgr[20344]: 1C83C26092C: from=<[email protected]>, size=394, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
    Dec 20 09:10:36 clients1 postfix/local[423]: 1C83C26092C: to=<[email protected]>, relay=local, delay=0.16, delays=0.1/0/0/0.05, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (delivered to command: /usr/bin/procmail -f-)
    Dec 20 09:10:36 clients1 postfix/qmgr[20344]: 1C83C26092C: removed
    Dec 20 09:12:36 clients1 imapd: Connection, ip=[::ffff:127.0.0.1]
    Dec 20 09:12:36 clients1 imapd: LOGOUT, ip=[::ffff:127.0.0.1], rcvd=30, sent=470
    Dec 20 09:12:53 clients1 imapd: Connection, ip=[::ffff:127.0.0.1]
    Dec 20 09:12:53 clients1 imapd: chdir Maildir: No such file or directory
    Dec 20 09:13:12 clients1 courierpop3login: Connection, ip=[::ffff:127.0.0.1]
    Dec 20 09:13:12 clients1 courierpop3login: chdir Maildir: No such file or directory
    Dec 20 09:13:27 clients1 courierpop3login: Connection, ip=[::ffff:127.0.0.1]
    Dec 20 09:13:27 clients1 courierpop3login: Disconnected, ip=[::ffff:127.0.0.1]
    Dec 20 09:13:56 clients1 postfix/anvil[420]: statistics: max connection rate 1/60s for (smtp:64.202.189.91) at Dec 20 09:10:35
    Dec 20 09:13:56 clients1 postfix/anvil[420]: statistics: max connection count 1 for (smtp:64.202.189.91) at Dec 20 09:10:35
    Dec 20 09:13:56 clients1 postfix/anvil[420]: statistics: max cache size 1 at Dec 20 09:10:35
    Dec 20 09:21:49 clients1 courierpop3login: Connection, ip=[::ffff:127.0.0.1]
    Dec 20 09:21:49 clients1 courierpop3login: LOGIN FAILED, user=john, ip=[::ffff:127.0.0.1]
    Dec 20 09:21:54 clients1 courierpop3login: Disconnected, ip=[::ffff:127.0.0.1]
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2007
  6. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Yes. But be aware, that changes in DNS may take up to 48 hours to become valid.
     
  7. unsichtbare

    unsichtbare Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Turns out I needed to check the "Maildir" under Management > Server >Settings.
     

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