reverse DNS question
Posted on 2008-10-21
I have installed a Barracuda spam firewall to filter all of my *outbound* email from my mail server. Because of this, I now have a DNS question.
The public ip address of my email server is 188.8.131.52 and that is associoated with mail.mydomain.com
All outbound email goes from the mail server first to the Barracuda & then out to the internet. When the Barracuda sends out the mail, the email is identified as coming from 184.108.40.206
Some email messages have been rejected because some recipient's servers attempt a reverse dns lookup on 220.127.116.11 & there is no reverse dns lookup for that ip.
I'm guessing a solution would be to add a "reverse DNS" entry for 18.104.22.168 - mail.mydomain.com
However, I'm worried - I don't want any mail to be sent back to 22.214.171.124 since that is an outbound device only. I want mail to only come in on 126.96.36.199
Is adding this reverse DNS entry safe?