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My emails go to spam!

Posted December 19, 2013 4.6k views
So I got my VPS on digital ocean a few days back. Installed zpanel on it. Haven't setup any mx records. Do I need to install mail server also if I installed zpanel already? Plus should I make any changes in the zpanel config file?

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zPanel does install a mail server, otherwise you won't be able to send mail ;)

Make sure your droplet's hostname is a FQDN which points to the droplet (e.g. yourdomain.com as long as yourdomain.com points to your droplet's IP address).

Check out https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-use-an-spf-record-to-prevent-spoofing-improve-e-mail-reliability too.
by Pablo Carranza
A carefully tailored SPF record will reduce the likelihood of your domain name getting fraudulently spoofed and keep your messages from getting flagged as spam before they reach your recipients.
Hey! Thanks! When I run DNS health. It shows me reverse DNS not set up also shows some error with SOA! How do I solve that?
Make sure your droplet's hostname is a FQDN which points to the droplet (e.g. yourdomain.com as long as yourdomain.com points to your droplet's IP address).

That should fix the reverse DNS error.

You can ignore the SOA error.
"When I run DNS health. It shows me reverse DNS not set up ..."
"Make sure your droplet's hostname is a FQDN which points to the droplet (e.g. yourdomain.com as long as yourdomain.com points to your droplet's IP address)."
I'd be helpful if that advice/instruction was included in How To Create Your First DigitalOcean Droplet Virtual Server. Kamal, tell Etel to put the Eggnog down & updated the article. ;-)
I've updated the article. :]
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