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    Default Why does origin say localhost.localdomain?

    I'm having issues sending emails to aol due to no ptr. When I look in the deferred it has localhost.localdomain for the origin host 127.0.0.1 for origin IP. It is using the host file to get this info. Doesn't this make aol think that my real host and domain name is localhost.localdomain? Why doesn't it say the name I put on the server?

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    No, that's not the reason. What response did you get to the test I asked you to run earlier?
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    220-America Online (AOL) and its affiliated companies do not
    220- authorize the use of its proprietary computers and computer
    220- networks to accept, transmit, or distribute unsolicited bulk
    220- e-mail sent from the internet. Effective immediately: AOL
    220- may no longer accept connections from IP addresses which
    220 have no reverse-DNS (PTR record) assigned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunshineknox View Post
    220- may no longer accept connections from IP addresses which
    220 have no reverse-DNS (PTR record) assigned.
    That's your answer, you need to set your reverse-DNS record.
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    The reason it says localhost.localdomain as the source in the deferred queue is because the message came from the webmail interface on the local machine but other mail servers don't see that as they see it gets referred from your FQDN.

    If it is purely a AOL issue then I would suggest your IP address is bad (It's either marked as being public use by your ISP) or your reverse DNS is not up to scratch.

    AOL usually show the SMTP client the warning straight away that there is a problem and the welcome text shown is different than the one you entered so it might not be a "bad" issue that is causing it.

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