Seting Up A Proper MX Record

Dec 9, 2007

I run my server on my home PC.

I have hosting through GoDaddy for now, but it is in the process of being transfered to my dyndns account.

I like to use my home server's e-mail account that I setup via hMailServer.

My domain is

I would like to know the proper procedure for setting up an MX record through the registrar.

My main concern is that I don't always have this computer on, so I'd like to setup a secondary MX record that will catch my e-mails in-case I my computer is shut off.

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What's The Proper PTR Record For A Shared Web/email Server On The Same IP

Jun 6, 2008

I have a dedicated server that is running apache and exim. While they're running from the same IP, I want the domain names to be for http and for SMTP.

What I've done so far is set up A records for * and to point to the same IP address.

My MX record points to

My exim primary_hostname is configured as

Now I'm trying to get the PTR record set correctly so that outbound email doesnt get trapped by spam filters. So in this case should my PTR record point my IP to and not or does it not matter?

Is it strange that an RDNS lookup to the primary IP would return my mail server like that?

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Proper SSL- Liquidweb SSL

Sep 1, 2008

I have a server qith liquidweb. Recently I'm getting the message.. used an invalid security certificate.

The certificate is not trusted because it is self signed.

Error code sec_error_untrusted_issuer

Liquidweb is tell me I need an SSL certificate? I don't get it sicne I have a new server with them that doesnt get this error and another older one that doesnt get the error.

OK find]e, whatever.

I have free SSL's at namecheap from positivessl.
Can I use this on my and will it give ssl to all the domains on the server?

I host a whole bunch of domains on this server

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Apr 22, 2008

Right now I have maybe 6 personal sites that I keep on my new VPS. They are mixed together in the public_html file. Ex: and are found in public_html/coolsite/ and public_html/anothersite/ so the result is somewhat messy with many folders. What is the proper way to add sites so I have access to each site separately so it is not so cluttered? Or am I doing this right?

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Setting Up Proper WebDev Workflows

May 18, 2008

I have done web development for myself for many years and have also launched a very successful video game website. But I have NEVER used what I would consider a proper workflow for developing.

I have never used a test server and never used SVN. All of my work up to now I have done using Dreamweaver and Visual Studio. Using the pitiful source control in dreamweaver (essentially just marks files as read only) and always used a web host I pay for as my platform. Its takes a while to test things as uploading takes a quick second or 2 and I run into problems making test pages and then when it comes time to roll them out to the live version of my can get complicated.

I'm taking it upon myself to start learning Ruby along with the Rails framework. And I want to clean up my act a bit. I'm would like yalls advice on how best to set up a better/more professional work flow. I have a number of computers and would like to set one up as a dedicated test platform. I would like to do my development and coding on my windows PC but run the webhost, mySQL server, a mySQL front end, PHP, Ruby, etc on my linux box. Whats the best way to manage this? Is the best way to just ftp them over to the right directories? Or am I totally missing the boat on a much better way to push new code to my test bed? Is there a linux distro of choice out there that comes bundled and set up with all those things pretty much out of the box?

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Sendmail Relaying Denied. Proper Authentication Required

Oct 2, 2007

I can't figure out how to be able to send mails using sendmail. I've a dovecot/sendmail installation and I can recieve mails OK but when I try to send mail I get the error message "Relaying denied. Proper authentication required."

Example from maillog:
Oct 2 18:10:08 localhost sendmail[2196]: l92GA4UC002196: ruleset=check_rcpt, arg1=<>, [] ....

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Proper Hosting Configuration And Company For A File Sharing Website

May 14, 2009

We had written a free file sharing website like rapidshare,2shared,4shared n .... .

We let people add as many file as they want to upload.
People also search and browse among files.

Do we need a dedicated server or a dedicated VPS ?

How much should the configuration be? i mean How much Ram?

We need to add extra hard disks in the close future.

Maybe sometime we need to add clustering and ... .

Please tell me in detail about the initial configuration needed to run this website so we ll be sure that the site will never be down or lacks of hard disk and ram or CPU.

and tell me your experience in best dedicated services with online support which will be good friends.

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Proper Forging Of Mail Requires Recognizable SMTP Commands

Oct 11, 2007

I am having this problem my mail server does not work i am having this message: 500 Bloody Amateur! Proper forging of mail requires recognizable SMTP commands!

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Proper Procedure When Leaving A Host - Do You "nuke" Your Space

Sep 8, 2007

I'm thinking of consolidating some of our shared hosting and vps accounts into a couple of other vps accounts.

It's just occurred to me that I've never really abandoned a host before and that I have a lot of stuff on there I don't want in the wrong hands.

Sure, hosts should be legally responsible and wipe the space but why trust what you don't know for a fact (I even have one host that had stuff hidden in my "fresh" account, buried in the logs, so apparently they were reusing something along the line as a template).

Should I, and how would I, wipe out the space properly?

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Aug 16, 2008

Webmail Login Error-"error: Your request didn't contain the proper session ID cookie"

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A Record

Mar 30, 2009

i have a simple reseller account to give my clients some hosting space. one specific client keeps the domain registered with his current domain registrar. to point the domain name at his new hosting account (provided by me) he's saying that he just needs the "a-record", not the nameservers that i gave him originally. i can not seem to find an a-record for my hosting accounts anywhere ...

my hosting support is saying the client will just need the IP address. but afaik ip address is not == a-record

can anyone clarify what an a-record is exactly and whether or not it can be interchanged with an ip address?

this is for a domain name and my reseller account is with hostgator

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SPF Record

Oct 30, 2009

Common scenario; email sent from our server to Yahoo does not arrive. It is so bad that we have a 23% order completion rate for Yahoo users. To compare, Gmail is 83%.

We send emails to confirm registration, and also to remind users to complete their invoices.

Our setup is like so:

User registers at, a different server to

Upon registering an email is sent to the user using the web server but with a from address of

Our email address is hooked up to Google Apps as this is who we use to manage our inbox.

how to construct our SPF records? I am slightly confused as we have a mail server, a different reply to domain and MX records with Google..

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Jan 16, 2008

What is A Record? and What is MX Record?

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SPF Record

Dec 6, 2008

I would like to setup SPF record for my domain. I am using Google Apps for the domain.

But I will also be sending mail from my vps server. Hence what should I use?


v=spf1 a ~all



v=spf1 a mx ~all

If both works, which one is better? I will be sending emails from subdomains of my main site too, so do I need to anything special for that?

I am using ~all instead of -all, because I sometimes send emails from my development server(which is having dynamic ip). Hence I don't want those emails to rejected, even if they are marked as spam.[url]

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TTL For DNS Record

Jun 27, 2008

I need to update the TTL for the domain as i will need to migrate it to another IP. In my DNS record, there is a domain level TTL and also a record level (MX, A, CNAME) TTL. Which one should i change?

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SPF A: Record

Feb 22, 2008

If my SPF record would be the following: 14400 IN TXT "v=spf1 ip4: a mx -all"

Would mail sent from get sent through (Would the SPF record allow it?) or would I have to specify in the SPF record?

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TXT Record

Mar 2, 2007

Am trying to implement an SPF Record on my server to avoid my email going to junk folders.

I alredy create one but how do i input the info to my TXT record?

where is that file on the server?

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SPF Record

Jan 5, 2007

Currently we use a short SPF record that is inserted to the customers DNS file when the account is created....

"v=spf1 a mx ~all"

I was wondering do you guys/gals have a standard SPF record, one that is tested and works or do you think the above entry is sufficent?

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SPF Record

Oct 10, 2007

Here is my SPF record, but sending email I get this in the header

@ 86400 IN txt v=spf1 a mx ptr ~all

Received-SPF: neutral ( is neither permitted nor denied by domain of gr****** client-ip=;
Authentication-Results:; spf=neutral ( is neither permitted nor denied by domain of gr****** smtp.mail=gr******

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Record Anything Done In SSH...

Jan 28, 2007

Is there such thing as a "SSH recorder?".. someone I paid $200 for there SSH recorder ended up being a load of BULL.. it didn't do anything.. the guy scammed me..

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SPF Record

Jul 25, 2007

how to add an SPF record to my web hosting company's domain? The thing I'm scared of is blocking or messing up what works fine now.

My server (say is a mix of all kinds of services, some customers send mail through my server, some through they're ISP (so they're domain's DNS is with me) and all kinds of strange things.

How can I add a "risk free" SPF record?

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Where Is PTR Record On A *nix Server?

Jan 25, 2008

Which file do I need to open on a Unix server to add a PTR record? Sorry, I'm clueless about DNS but I think if I could find the file, I can add the PTR record by piecing together what I've found through searching the Internet.

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How To Set A Record Ans Cname In WHM

Sep 3, 2007

I have a reseller account with canaca and i want to add some A records and Cname to some of domains!

i heard that i can do the from DNS ZONE option!

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SPF Record And Plesk

Apr 19, 2009

i been trying to get SPF to work


Connected to but sender was rejected.

Remote host said: 550 Bad SPF records for [url], see [url]

Below this line is a copy of the message.

Received: from static-ip-**-**-***-***.inaddr.[url]


I got entry in DNS for every domain like this:

[url]TXT v=spf1 a mx ptr -all

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Apr 5, 2009

Here are the scenarios :

1. This Dedicated Server don't have main domain name but I use something like for the hostname.

2. The nameservers I use are something like and which I registered it already on my domain registrar.

3. is use on other Dedicated server

Are these kind of setup okay? or should I really changed the to something else that is hosted on the same server?

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Nov 6, 2009

I have a server:

and another

The DNS records for are on serverA

so the serverB A record is on serverA which is fine (i am aware it's a risk if serverA goes down).

If I'm setting a sub domain of serverB such as I have to setup an A record on serverA for the subdomain and I don't want to have to do this every time.

Is there anyway I can setup a wildcard A record for subdomains such as:

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DN Transfer And A Record

May 29, 2009

I cannot use DN's so Ive had to use dot in place of periods below)

I have a domain name registered with Netfirms - lets call it mydomain dot com. I didnt want to use their hosting services, just reg'd the DN with them. I host the mydomain dot com website on my home PC. In order to get both mydomain dot com and www dot mydomain dot com to resolve to my Home IP address I had to create an A record for each on the Netfirms Domain manager GUI.

I have since purchased Hosting services from Webhostingpad dot com and now wish to move/point my mydomain dot com and www dot mydomain dot com to my webhostingpad dot com hosted account.

When I spoke with Webhostingpad about pointing mydomain dot com to them they said all I had to do was use their Name Servers on the Netfirms side and I should be set. When I asked 'what about the A records? Do I need to create A records on their side for mydomain dot com and www dot mydomain dot com' they said 'Nope' - once its pointed to their NS I should be all set

My questions are:

- Why did I need to create A records on the Netfirms side to point to my Home IP?

- Will what Webhostingpad is saying work (once I point my DN to their NS, and remove the existing A records on the Netfirms side, I should be good to go)

- Will both mydomain dot com and www dot mydomain dot com resolve properly to my webhostingpad server?

I just want to make sure this works before I do it and potentially down my website.

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How To Change MX Record

Feb 6, 2009

my site is

how to change MX record for google e-mail(Premium)

and how to reset?

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SPF Record Syntax

May 1, 2009

the difference between following SPF entries?


"v=spf1 a mx ~all"



"v=spf1 +a +mx +all"

I looked at SPF Record Syntax from but wasn't able to understand the actual difference.

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