First of all I have really been enjoying mail-in-a-box.
I got nowhere with sogo, zentyal, and kolab.
However with miab everything is so user friendly, modern, and well communicated, well done guys!
First the output of management/status_checks.py is:
First an unprintable character on line 312, then on 329, then I scrolled through and deleted the rectangular unprintable characters on other lines,
Then there is an error:
File “status_checks.py”, line 366
mail_aliases = dict([(address, receivers) for address, receivers, *_ in get_mail_aliases(env)])
The compiler points to the asterix.
But my questions are about the following status checks:
? Mail-in-a-Box version check disabled by privacy setting.
Im guessing this is a none issue, but it might nice to enable it?
? The nameservers set on this domain at your domain name registrar should be ns1.server1.mydomain.co.za; ns2.server1.mydomain.co.za. They are currently ns1.tld-ns.net; ns2.tld-ns.com; ns3.tld-ns.net; ns4.tld-ns.com. If you are using External DNS, this may be OK.
When I tried to change my name servers to ns1.server1.mydomain.co.za and ns2.server1.mydomain.co.za, my domain’s hosting web interface says “failed to resolve”, and goes reverts to their own nameservers.
I emailed my domain hoster and this was their response:
Please be advised that the setup of mail in a box falls outside our scope of support.
The only way to confirm if the DNS records are working is to test them after the setup has been completed.
In regards to the name server setup : https://mailinabox.email/guide.html#domain-name-nameservers.
You can skip the “Domain Name Glue Records” and “Domain Name Namerservers” and use our name servers.
Alternatively you will need to do the following to setup your own name servers: http://www.krizna.com/ubuntu/configure-dns-server-ubuntu-14-04/
Please let us know should you require any further assistance.
Should I use their nameservers or continue with installing and configuring bing9 as recommended in the link about configuring DNS server in ubuntu?
This is the second Domain related issue:
? This domain’s DNSSEC DS record is not set. The DS record is optional. The DS record activates DNSSEC. To set a DS record, you must follow the instructions provided by your domain name registrar and provide to them this information:
I sent them provided information, and requested them to do it, this was their response:
YZACR does not currently support DNSSEC on the .co.za name space yet.
You however don’t need DNSSEC for a mail server. The 2 main things you need for a mail server are SPF records and DKIM records.
DNSSEC is designed to help prevent cache poisoning on a clients DNS
caching servers. It will not assist in any way with the mail server.
When I tried mail-tester.com, I got a 1.9 out of 10 score stating my emails would never seen the light of a mailbox. Which is proving to be true.
So should I install bind9? I am doubtful because I have not read anything like that in the mail-in-a-box tutorials. I tried to do the glue records but my host doesnt provide the same functionality as the Gandhi website. What do you guys think should be my next step?