MX Records reliable

Steve smorrey at gmail.com
Thu Apr 5 16:14:19 MDT 2007


Yes, sorry I should have clarified that's an email and you have
permission to send to it
Additionally try sales at mydreamrpg.com they should both be hitting the
same box, but it will be an interesting test case nonetheless.

Regards,

On 4/5/07, Daniel <teletautala at gmail.com> wrote:
> I was testing my app out and it sends a carbon copy to the person who
> submitted it.  Is this an address you know?
>
> -Daniel
>
> On 4/5/07, Steve <smorrey at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Try sales at dreamgamesinc.com
> > The MX server is google and the A record points to mydreamrpg.com
> >
> >
> > On 4/5/07, Daniel <teletautala at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I found out how to check for an A and MX record using php's checkdnsrr
> > > ( string $host [, string $type] ).
> > > Q1. Are A and MX records the only ones I need to look for?
> > > Q2. Is there an email address I can use to test this with?
> > >
> > > -Daniel
> > >
> > > On 4/5/07, Steve <smorrey at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > A lot of people with for instance personal domain names, such as
> > > > myname.name don't know enough to setup an MX record.
> > > > In many cases if an mx cannot be found the email system will query the
> > > > nameserver for an A record and pass the mail to that server.  So I
> > > > would do a double check.  First check to see if there is an MX record
> > > > and if that fails then check for an A record.
> > > >
> > > > On 4/5/07, Stuart Jansen <sjansen at buscaluz.org> wrote:
> > > > > On Thu, 2007-04-05 at 15:16 -0600, Daniel wrote:
> > > > > > I have a form where people can submit feedback to the webmaster.  I
> > > > > > want to make sure I can reply to the patron.  Would I get most of my
> > > > > > patrons verified if I check for an MX Record for the email address
> > > > > > they provide?
> > > > >
> > > > > As long as you're willing to accept that some people will get mad
> > > > > because their domain only publishes an A record or their DNS is
> > > > > temporarily unreachable. The first is technically incorrect and the
> > > > > second might not be your fault, but you might want to think carefully
> > > > > about what to do if the test fails. Maybe allow the address anyway, but
> > > > > warn the user "Please double check your email address. It may be wrong,
> > > > > or the Internet might have hiccuped."
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Stuart Jansen              e-mail/jabber: sjansen at buscaluz.org
> > > > >                            google talk:   stuart.jansen at gmail.com
> > > > >
> > > > > "However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at
> > > > > the results." -- Winston Churchill
> > > > >
> > > > >
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