AOL Email Query
Posted on 2008-10-22
Hope you can help
I am having constant issues trying to send emails to AOL accounts from my work email addresses. They seem to go successfuly then after about a week we receive a bounce back saying ti couldnt be delivered. The message is as follows:-
Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients.
Subject: 2008 Information Request
Sent: 20/10/2008 11:56
The following recipient(s) could not be reached:
firstname.lastname@example.org on 22/10/2008 11:57
Could not deliver the message in the time limit specified. Please retry or contact your administrator.
Now my setup is as follows. I have one 2k3 SBS server which is also an exchange server. I have a Static Public IP address, and this is the only IP address that mails come out of. My web presence is hosted externally and they also point my MX records to an external company who anti spam and anti virus my emails before they come in. They dont do out bound emails.
I thought I would resolve my issue by having an SPF record created by the hosting company that detailed the single public IP address of my Exchange server, but this has not resolved it.
The SPF record was as follows:-
'mydomain.co.uk:v=spf1 ip4\07218.104.22.168 ~all:3600
As far as I was aware this means that the only host now authorised in SPF to send mail
is 22.214.171.124. Which i scorrect. Is it just a propogation problem as when I use AOLs reverse DNS tool it still fails and I presume thats why it wont accept my mails.
Should I get a Reverse PTR record created via my hosting company to resolve the issue, if so, what should I point 126.96.36.199 to? Mail.domain.co.uk for example or will this cause problems??
Any help would be much appreciated and as you would appreciate I have amended domain names etc on here.
Thanks in advance