All emails from miab to hotmail arrive in the junk folder even after marking them as not junk in hotmail.
I want to test the mailgun free service to bypass my issue.
We recommend using a subdomain with Mailgun, like “ mg.mydomain.com ”. Using a subdomain you will still be able to send emails from your root domain e.g. “ firstname.lastname@example.org ”.
If using a subdomain please make sure that you configure MX records for the subdomain for optimal delivery.
Can I just use box.mydomain.com as subdomain without anymore mx records configuration?
Using an SMTP relay service is the simplest way to get started sending emails. Add and verify your domain name, choose between a dedicated or shared IP address, and then set up your SMTP server. You only need four pieces of information: your username, password, the SMTP server host name, and the SMTP port. Add these into your application’s SMTP configuration settings, and you’re ready to send with Mailgun. Depending on which port you use, you can have either a regular or SSL connection to add security to your email.
None of this has to do with DNS records … you will need to modify your MiaB’s Postfix config files by adding the information referenced above. The information will be provided by Mailgun. See the below link for instructions on how to set this up. Make sure that you click the Linode link in that post for the instructions.
Alento, thanks for the input. I know you know what you’re talking about. I’m just following instructions from mailgun support.
If that doesn’t work I think I’ll ask digital ocean to give me a reputable IP.