Hi guys, my server has been running now for a few weeks and now I have got used to VM I am really impressed with the speed in which it operates.
Being new to all of this I have asked a few questions to get things like DNS setup and working which for the most part seems to be great, however I am stumped by PTR records and my sites emails are all bouncing because apparently the ptr IP address is incorrect.
The nameserver ns1.mydomain.com is set to 184.108.40.206 so I setup the PTR record as :
Here is a config for the domain I am using as an example:
@ IN SOA pixel.webhostsheffield.com. root.pixel.webhostsheffield.com. (
webhostsheffield.com. IN NS ns1.webhostsheffield.com.
webhostsheffield.com. IN NS ns2.webhostsheffield.com.
ftp.webhostsheffield.com. IN A 220.127.116.11
m.webhostsheffield.com. IN A 18.104.22.168
localhost.webhostsheffield.com. IN A 127.0.0.1
webmail.webhostsheffield.com. IN A 22.214.171.124
admin.webhostsheffield.com. IN A 126.96.36.199
mail.webhostsheffield.com. IN A 188.8.131.52
webhostsheffield.com. IN MX 5 mail.webhostsheffield.com.
webhostsheffield.com. IN TXT “v=spf1 a mx a:webhostsheffield.com ip4:184.108.40.206 ?all”
_domainkey.webhostsheffield.com. IN TXT “t=y; o=-;”
2013._domainkey.webhostsheffield.com. IN TXT “k=rsa; t=y; p=MIGfMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBAQUAA4GNADCBiQKBgQC1MQP165dsUppE/s8brwk/zmiwbzmMoWBr8F/Z/6D0H4MZWD/UYse5Wi/4GmrFvIka6JFwOKBubpP55kEmsQ+a6bgfE3h+EQ479wGzl9j4QDIzJ+cmn782Avj66SjFJYfQTTPwYW0NldYke+wZdTtXHfkmP9XCGlnb8C9/DS7UiwIDAQAB”
ns1.webhostsheffield.com. IN A 220.127.116.11
ns2.webhostsheffield.com. IN A 18.104.22.168
webhostsheffield.com. IN A 22.214.171.124
pixel.webhostsheffield.com. IN A 126.96.36.199
www.webhostsheffield.com. IN A 188.8.131.52
ns1.webhostsheffield.com. IN NS 184.108.40.206.in-addr.arpa.
autoconfig.webhostsheffield.com. IN A 220.127.116.11
*.webhostsheffield.com. IN A 18.104.22.168
As far as I can tell I set it up correctly but from the email results for almost all incoming messages it would appear not, if anyone could shed some light and help me get this right I would appreciate it as all server emails from free email providers seem to be bouncing