OT: Invalid domain name during SMTP test

Drew Marshall drew at themarshalls.co.uk
Tue Sep 12 20:28:48 IST 2006

On 12 Sep 2006, at 20:10, Billy A. Pumphrey wrote:

> So you are suggesting just WoodenMS2.woodmaclaw?  I need to also  
> change
> it to WoodenMS2.Woodmclaw
> Right now I did hostname WoodenMS2.Woodmclaw and now the hostname
> command reads it as that.

No, your server should announce it's self as it's FQDN as described  
in your MX records so:

Your MX record is MAIL.woodmclaw.com so your SMTP greeting should be  
mail.woodmclaw.com and indeed you should also ask the person who  
manages your IP address (Usually your ISP) to set a PTR against your  
IP address to provide 'reverse resolution' to  

I would also suggest you might want to consider a secondary MX, just  
in case...


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