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Configuration of wp.org mailserver (6 posts)

  1. H.-Peter Pfeufer
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well, first, this is not an issue with the wordpress-software. Its an issue with the mailserver from wordpress.org.

    I haven't found another way to contact a suitable person, so i post it here :-)
    In case I#m wrong here with this topic, so please tell me, who I can contact for.

    Dear wordpress.org, your mailserver ist not configured correctly. I dont receive any mails from wp.org. So i tailed my maillog and grepped for "wordpress" and found the following messages....

    postfix/smtpd[14680]: warning: 72.233.56.151: address not listed for hostname wordpress.org
    postfix/smtpd[14680]: NOQUEUE: reject: RCPT from unknown[72.233.56.151]: 450 4.7.1 Client host rejected: cannot find your hostname, [72.233.56.151]; from=<nobody@wordpress.org> to=<me@my-mailserver.tld> proto=ESMTP helo=<web13.luv.wordpress.org>

    This is effecting mails from plugin-repository, this forum and I don't know what else. And yes, this is a misconfiguration in your mailservers, not in mine. I also made a hostlookup by myself and found the following.

    host wordpress.org
    wordpress.org has address 72.233.56.139
    wordpress.org has address 72.233.56.138
    wordpress.org mail is handled by 10 mail.wordpress.org.
    
    host mail.wordpress.org
    mail.wordpress.org has address 72.233.56.180
    mail.wordpress.org has address 72.233.56.181
    
    host web13.luv.wordpress.org
    web13.luv.wordpress.org has address 72.233.56.151

    I hope this will be fixed as soon as possible, because I am not able to receive any mails from you, there all rejected.

  2. I'm not sure either, but I'll poke around and see if I can find who can take a look.

  3. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'll pass it along, but it sounds like your mailserver is being too picky in its rejection of emails. We send email from one of 10-odd different servers, not through a central mail server. Any of the various web servers can send email, it's not limited in that manner.

  4. H.-Peter Pfeufer
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    There is simply missing a reverse DNS, which is part of any propper configuration :-)

  5. Barry
    Key Master
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Howdy,

    I am not sure why your mail server cannot find the PTR record for 72.233.56.151 because it exists:

    ~ barry$ dig +short -x 72.233.56.151
    wordpress.org.

    Can you troubleshoot that a bit more from your mail server and let us know what you find?

    It is true that the forward and reverse lookups don't match - in order for that to happen we will have to change how things work a bit.

  6. H.-Peter Pfeufer
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi

    With the dig-command I get the same result as you. But I added a whitelisting-system to my mailserver as a workaround, and I hope it works.

    I take a look what else my server can tell me :-)

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