about the A and PTR for sending mail

风河 shorttag at gmail.com
Thu Nov 10 01:57:07 UTC 2011


I know maybe this is not related to DNS question, so please excuse me
if it's not that suitable.

I have two server IPs, the A records for them are:

mail.dnsbed.com.        300     IN      A
mail.dnsbed.com.        300     IN      A

The corresponding PTR records are: 36466 IN     PTR     dnsbed.com. 36453 IN   PTR     dnsbed.com.

But this setting can't make email sending successful.
The Postfix system says:

postfix/smtp[13775]: A65713180D9: to=<***@freenet.de>,
relay=mx.freenet.de[]:25, delay=1.2,
delays=0.29/0.02/0.76/0.16, dsn=5.0.0, status=bounced (host
mx.freenet.de[] said: 550 inconsistent or no DNS PTR
record for (see RFC 1912 2.1) (in reply to RCPT TO

Is there any RFC item said the A and PTR records must be consistent?
And why they must?


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