[Phoenix-pm] sending email with perl

Michael and Julie Jones julemik at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 15 08:34:09 PDT 2011

Scott's suggestions are good. When I had the same issues, I went to 
http://www.dnsstuff.com and ran a free trial of their "Mail Server Test 
Center". I typed in my MX record, and it ran several checks on my DNS. 
It gave me a thorough analysis of things I needed to do ( including DKIM 
and SPF ) to make mail from my server more friendly to other mail relays.

One of the more simpler kinks that will get mail from your server listed 
as spam almost every time is failing to have a reverse PTR for your DNS 
MX record. In other words, when you do `dig mymailserver.whatever.com`, 
whatever IP address returns would result in the name 
mymailserver.whatever.com when you `dig the.ip.address.returned` ( a 
reverse lookup ).  Mail Server Test Center runs some of these more 
simpler checks too.

Michael J. Jones

On 7/14/2011 10:14 PM, Scott Wessels wrote:
> Hi Brent,
> Check out http://www.dkim.org/ and http://www.openspf.org/.
> Also, https://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=81126 .
> SPF requires a TXT DNS entry, and DKIM could be incorporated into your 
> Mail::Sendmail routines http://search.cpan.org/search?query=dkim .
> Regards,
> Scott Wessels
> USGN/CTO/usgn.net
> On Thu, 14 Jul 2011, Brent Roberts wrote:
>> Hello all.
>> A little off topic but I thought I see if anyone has experience with 
>> this.  I work for a start up here in town called Ourbucketlist.com.
>> We send out emails to users when they sign up for the site  (have 
>> been using Mail::Sendmail ).  But our emails are often blocked by the 
>> spam
>> filters of Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and so on.
>> Does anyone know of some tips to help get around spam filters?  We 
>> are not spam!!  :)
>> Thank you.
>> -Brent Roberts
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