[thelist] DNS and MX record woes

.jeff jeff at members.evolt.org
Tue Nov 19 11:38:01 CST 2002


first off, let me just say that the registrar was transferred last week and
the dns was setup prior to the transfer and waiting for that to go through.
i believe everything has propagated properly, but don't really have any way
of knowing for sure.

that being said, i've got a problem with mail connections from yahoo going
to the wrong box.  it appears as if they're completely ignoring the mx
records and attempting the main domain records instead.  here's a copy and
paste from the dns panel:

Current Records:
Host                           Type   Value                 MX   TTL
*.adultdvdtoday.com            CNAME  thor.jeffhowden.com   N/A  3600
adultdvdtoday.com              CNAME  thor.jeffhowden.com   N/A  3600
adultdvdtoday.com              MX     hm-mx1.solinus.com    5    3600
adultdvdtoday.com              MX     hm-mx2.solinus.com    10   3600
pop.adultdvdtoday.com          CNAME  pop1425.hostmail.com  N/A  3600
wap.webmail.adultdvdtoday.com  CNAME  websw1.solinus.com    N/A  3600
webmail.adultdvdtoday.com      CNAME  websw1.solinus.com    N/A  3600

when i send a test message from yahoo, i eventually get back the following:

<jeff at adultdvdtoday.com>:
Connected to but connection died. (#4.4.2)
I'm not going to try again; this message has been in the
queue too long.

unfortunately i know enough about dns to be dangerous, but not enough to
know what's wrong with this setup.  anyone have any ideas?



jeff at members.evolt.org

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