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From "Arjan Veenstra (JIRA)" <server-...@james.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (JAMES-746) Reverse DNS Lookup Fails for Virtual Accounts
Date Fri, 22 Dec 2006 13:26:22 GMT
    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JAMES-746?page=comments#action_12460462 ] 
Arjan Veenstra commented on JAMES-746:

$ host mail.maxant.co.uk
mail.maxant.co.uk has address

So i assume you're james server is running on the machine with ip-address If
this is not the case everything below is useless ;-)

$ host domain name pointer maxant.co.uk.

The'official' name of this machine appears to be maxant.co.uk. You should use this as your

$ host maxant.co.uk
maxant.co.uk has address

And maxant.co.uk than indeed points back to the name James will use in the HELO command when
sending mail to AOL.

I think this should solve the issue, but i'm not entirely sure since the AOL webpage in the
error is not entirely clear. It seems to suggest there is no reverse DNS record *at all* for
the ip-adres you are sending mail from, which is not true, alt least not for

> Reverse DNS Lookup Fails for Virtual Accounts
> ---------------------------------------------
>                 Key: JAMES-746
>                 URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JAMES-746
>             Project: James
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: James Core
>    Affects Versions: 2.2.0
>         Environment: Linux, Java 5
>            Reporter: Ant Kutschera
> My server runs multiple domains. I use the JDBC Virtual Host mailet. Everything normally
works fine, but if the user sends email to AOL or other picky domains, the mails bounce, and
it complains rDNS is not set correctly. Searching on sites like www.dnsstuff.com I am sure
that the reverse DNS is configured properly. It seems that AOL looks at the server name given
in the protocol, as opposed to the "from" address, and does a  reverse lookup and compares
to that name. But that name is taken from the server name, not the virtual account name, so
at best I can get one domain to work if I give the server the same name as that one domain.
> James should be putting the domain name from the users account into the protocol, not
the server name, if it truly supports virtual hosting.
> Cheers,
> Ant

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