Multiple Mail Servers/IP's for one domain
Posted on 2013-02-06
Here is the scenario:
mail.domain.com is hosted to IP 126.96.36.199 inbound at serverX(which is a SPAM filter front end), outbound mail comes from serverY(actual mail server) at IP 188.8.131.52 for same domain. Incoming has no issues since MX and RDNS reflect IP 184.108.40.206, but outbound has some issues when the server receiving the e-mail at anothermail.anotherdomain.com checks the IP and sees RDNS at IP 220.127.116.11 coming from server IP 18.104.22.168.
My options include:
1)pointing outbound mail via smart host to 22.214.171.124 and all would be good, but am having issues getting that to work.
2)Changing name of server at 126.96.36.199 to mail2.domain.com and creating another RDNS for it. Not sure if MX is required for outbound or if anything else also needs to be done.