Gmail gets mail but not hotmail and its not in spam folder either


I have some problem sending mail from my LAMP installation. The server is used to host different websites. Its a ubuntu 13.04 droplet.

  1. I have installed the program sendmail, and didnt do any kind of configuration on that. Using the standard config.

  2. I have setup MX record for my DNS inside digital ocean control panel as with priority 10

  3. When sending a mail by php. I get the mail to gmail but sometimes it goes to spam. In hotmail and my DNS mail client the mail doesnt come in at all…

  4. I looked at the raw mail from gmail and it outputs something like this: Authentication-Results:; spf=neutral ( XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX is neither permitted nor denied by best guess record for domain of my_server_user@localhost.localdomain) smtp.mail=my_server_user@localhost.localdomain

my_server_user - Is the user that runs my php script. Should that really be visible here? XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX - Is my ip number localhost.localdomain - shouldnt that be the url of where the php script is running.

  1. Further googling i found this page to check my ip number if its blacklisted. And it was listed in the CBL. With the respond: "This IP address is HELO’ing as “localhost.localdomain”.

  2. My /etc/hosts file looks like this: localhost localhost.localdomain Akuma

What configurations should I do to make it work? My droplet is named I have no idea how to solve this. I have tried google for days, been trying solve this problem to long with no luck…

Hope someone can help me on this… I’m completely lost…


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@tnav077346: See if robertbadas’s solution above fixes it.

am stuck with 2 days

am also working the same , still am not get email to inbox , getting in spam in gmail <br> <br>i did 1. rename host <br>2. configured spf <br> <br>still email comes in spam , please help me