I am a bit of an email noob. My website is trying to send email from a contact form using the PHP mail function. This works fine when sending it to my Gmail account, but AOL rejects it. I have set up an RDNS record for the client ( fallsroadsunoco.com )
Macintosh:~ TAmoyal$ nslookup 22.214.171.124 Server: 192.168.1.1 Address: 192.168.1.1#53 Non-authoritative answer: 126.96.36.199.in-addr.arpa name = fallsroadsunoco.com. Authoritative answers can be found from:
I have even set up an MX record (although I think this is irrelevant because that should only be needed for receiving email). I did some poking around and randomly saw this on my server...but 2 things to note with this output:
- i changed the receiving email address to firstname.lastname@example.org to keep it anonymous
- bandop.com was my RDNS host name at the time this email was sent. i changed it to the client's host name fallsroadsunoco.com to see if that would help...and it didn't
sudo more var/spool/postfix/deferred/0/0F902E4F7E trace_flags=0SO^Lwww-data@comR^Lwww-data@comMN!Received: by bandop.com (Postfix)N5124671id 0F902E4F7E; Sat,ime=1246714223Alog_message_origin=localA 4 Jul 2009 13:30:23 +0000 (UTC)N+Date: Sat, 4 Jul 2009 13:30:23 +0000 (UTC)N.From: MAILER-DAEMON@com (Mail Delivery System)N,Subject: Undelivered Mail Returned to SenderNTo: www-data@ comNAuto-Submitted: auto-repliedNMIME-Version: 1.0N<Content-Type: multipart/report; report-type=delivery-status;N, boundary="B68D0E4F7D.1246714223/bandop.com"NContent-Transfer-Enco ding: 8bitN2Message-Id: <20090704133023.0F902E4F7E@bandop.com>NN$This is a MIME-encapsulated message.NN"--B68D0E4F7D.1246714223/bandop.comN!Content-Description: NotificationN*Content-Ty pe: text/plain; charset=us-asciiNN+This is the mail system at host bandop.com.NN;I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could notN<be delivered to one or more recipients. It' s attached below.NN7For further assistance, please send mail to postmaster.NN9If you do so, please include this problem report. You canN8delete your own text from the attached returned message.NN" The mail systemNNO<email@example.com>: host mailin-02.mx.aol.com[188.8.131.52] said: 501 SYNTAXND ERROR IN PARAMETERS OR ARGUMENTS (in reply to MAIL F ROM command)NN"--B68D0E4F7D.1246714223/bandop.comN$Content-Description: Delivery reportN%Content-Type: message/delivery-statusNNReporting-MTA: dns; bandop.comNX-Postfix-Queue-ID: B68D0E Status: 5.0.0N%Remote-MTA: dns; mailin-02.mx.aol.comNBDiagnostic-Code: smtp; 501 SYNTAX ERRO(UTC)NN,Final-Recipient: rfc822; firstname.lastname@example.orgNAction: failedN IN PARAMETERS OR ARGUMENTSNN"--B68D0E4F7D.1246714223/bandop.comN(Content-Description: Undelivered MessageNContent-Type: message/rfc822NContent-Transfer-Encoding: 8bitNN1Received: by ba ndop.com (Postfix, from userid 33)N5 id B68D0E4F7D; Sat, 4 Jul 2009 13:30:22 +0000 (UTC)NTo: email@example.comN!Subject: Your contact form works!N$Date: Sat, 4 Jul 2009 09:30:22 - X-Priority: 3N?X-Mailer: PHPMailer (phpmailer.sourceforge.net) [version 2.0.4]NMIME-Version: 1.0NContent-Transfer-Enallsroadsunoco.com>N oding: 8bitN)Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"NNName: Tony AmoyalN encoding=8bitE03@gmail.comMessage:NCan you see this?NNN$--B68D0E4F7D.1246714223/bandop.com--XA
Any idea why only AOL would be rejecting my messages? Also note that they are not making it to the SPAM folder.