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I have set PTR record and it is correct but still Mx tool is showing "Reverse DNS is not a valid hostname"

Posted November 10, 2020 83 views
ApacheLAMP StackEmailDNSConfiguration ManagementUbuntu 20.04

I have set all SPF, DKIM, DMARC and MX records but still my mails are going to spam folder in gmail, outlook etc. I have set the PTR record by renaming my droplet name to hostname, I have used hostname and droplet name as my domain name itself. When I check my all records and tried mail-tester my mails are perfectly fine with score 10/10 but still emails are marked spam by google, outlook etc. When I connected with google they told that I have issue - Reverse DNS is not a valid hostname But when I check over my all records at https://intodns.com/letsfindcourse.com they said all is fine then I can’t understand what’s wrong I am doing? Can someone help me to solve this issue?

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Your DNS is looking pretty good. I did a further check at mxtoolbox.com and it reports “SMTP Valid Hostname: Reverse DNS is not a Valid Hostname”. Unfortunately it does not go into more detail but if it is accurate, your SMTP software config (eg, Postfix) may need to be adjusted to make sure everything matches your domain name and PTR.

https://mxtoolbox.com/SuperTool.aspx?action=mx%3aletsfindcourse.com&run=toolpage

Another thing to keep in mind is that large email inbox providers (gmail, outlook) will take your IP address’s “reputation” into consideration when delivering the mail. Even if you’re not blacklisted, a new IP sending mail takes time to build up a good reputation.

Finally, since these are DNS changes, it can take some time to propagate fully.

Hope this helps - please let us know how it progresses or if you have any other questions.

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