I have my primary mail handled by a third party provider Tuffmail.
I set up a virtual server for this domain, gothisway.net.
In Webmin->Servers->BIND DNS Server->Zone->gothisway.net->Mail Server the default entry was mail.gothisway.net.
I edited this to point to the Tuffmail mailserver mxin.mxes.net.
Name TTL Priority Mail Server
gothisway.net. Default 5 mxin.mxes.net.
This was a while ago but can't remember exactly when. I suppose it is possible the DNS records have not updated properly through the internet as yet. However, the following command shows mail.gothisway.net still as the mail server.
$ host -t mx gothisway.net
gothisway.net mail is handled by 5 mail.gothisway.net.
The tool at mxtoolbox.com also shows mail.gothisway.net
Reported by host.ecomautomation.com on Monday, March 07, 2011 at 4:19:31 PM (GMT-6)
So the question is, have I set this up correctly in VM?
The thing is the nameserver record changes to my custom nameservers have taken effect and the splash home page is showing OK.Possible alternative for future stability
This is my primary mail domain and I use Tuffmail due to problems previously on a shared server. I am wondering if for this particular domain I may be better to use either my hosts DNS server or another third party DNS provider, such as DynDNS, in the event of problems with the VPS or switching servers or VPS provider. What do you think?Related: Reverse DNS
I am with Linode and have set up reverse dns using their control panel.
Again using the tool at mxtoolbox.com I get this for the smtp check:
220 host.ecomautomation.com ESMTP Postfix (Debian/GNU)
OK - 188.8.131.52 resolves to li106-90.members.linode.com
Warning - Reverse DNS does not match SMTP Banner
0 seconds - Good on Connection time
Not an open relay.
0.187 seconds - Good on Transaction time
Is there a way I can set the reverse dns in VM so it resolves to host.ecomautomation.com instead of the Linode server?