[exim] Exim4.66 sending all my emails to bulk, spam,junk
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> Several tools, and it would be *really* nice if more folks would use them:
> First is 'host':
> host -v mail.webstarts.info
> host -v 126.96.36.199
> man host for the rest...
> next is 'dig':
> dig any mail.webstarts.info
> dig any ptr mail.webstarts.info
> dig @<specific dns server> any [A| MX | PTR] mail.webstarts.info
> man dig for the rest...
> Less often needed - and NOT one to be used any more than necessary - is 'whois'
> whois webstarts.info (don't look for the prefixes - they are not part of a > <domain>.<tld> registraiton)
> whois 188.8.131.52
> useful if you need to now who the 'upstream' IP-block holder is, and how the > IP you have been using is allocated/re-allocated.
> Sometimes the provider you think is a primary holder is actually a > fourth-level-down reseller. Or the reverse - smaller firm has been 'acquired' > by a larger one consolidating. 'Of interest' especially when the larger firm has > a bad rep and one is unexpectedly blacklisted.
> As to RBL's - there are several websites that will check your <domain>.<tld> OR > IP against multiple lists.
> Do some research, *read* before use, then use sparingly and with care.
> W/R your DNS entries, if you are not comfortable interpreting the informaiton > returned by 'dig' and such, Google will find you sevral DNS checking sites that > spell out the status of your records. These are limited resources, and most are > not set up to allow checking every five minutes.
> Finally - so long as you are using Outlook, you can expect roughly 2 Spam > Assassin points even for a bare 7-bit headered message with an innocuous subject > and clean 7-bit body text.
> Worse yet if it is in html or one of Micros**t's proprietary formats, or (as > happens) lies about or breaks MIME encoding or Base-64 encoding.
> RT <several> Manuals and/or invest an hour or so of Google'ing and save yourself > back more time than you 'lose' reading.