Aussie Broadband email problems

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  1. jpw007

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    OCAU doesn't require an Aussie ISP email any more, so i'd recommend not using one.
     
  2. power

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    yeah i changed mine a few years back when it changed.
     
  3. Hive

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    Right!? Power dropping the important questions.
     
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  4. GumbyNoTalent

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    https://mxtoolbox.com/SuperTool.aspx?action=mx:aussiebroadband.com.au&run=toolpage
    look for yourself all the MX records point to mx1.wide.net.au

    Code:
    dig aussiebroadband.com.au MX
    
    ; <<>> DiG 9.11.3-1ubuntu1.13-Ubuntu <<>> aussiebroadband.com.au MX
    ;; global options: +cmd
    ;; Got answer:
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 30272
    ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1
    
    ;; OPT PSEUDOSECTION:
    ; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 65494
    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;aussiebroadband.com.au.        IN    MX
    
    ;; ANSWER SECTION:
    aussiebroadband.com.au.    300    IN    MX    10 smtp-in.wide.net.au.
    
    ;; Query time: 15 msec
    ;; SERVER: 127.0.0.53#53(127.0.0.53)
    ;; WHEN: Fri Sep 25 01:27:12 UTC 2020
    ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 84
    
     
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  5. evilasdeath

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    So if you want to be using the mail server provided by the ISP, it makes sense to use the settings provided by your provider.

    https://www.aussiebroadband.com.au/help-centre/accounts-billing/email/general-email-settings/

    funny that it does say use mail.aussiebroadband.com.au which is what the OP was using.


    dig mail.aussiebroadband.com.au
    mail.aussiebroadband.com.au. 265 IN A 121.200.0.25

    Which points to a totally different IP than they report, it could be a MX relay of some kind?

    dig 25.0.200.121.in-addr.arpa PTR
    25.0.200.121.in-addr.arpa. 1779 IN PTR mail.aussiebroadband.com.au.


    However checking the IPs provides the follow MX servers.

    dig 238.142.142.202.in-addr.arpa PTR
    238.142.142.202.in-addr.arpa. 3600 IN PTR mx3.wide.net.au.

    dig 239.142.142.202.in-addr.arpa PTR
    239.142.142.202.in-addr.arpa. 3315 IN PTR mx4.wide.net.au.



    Without knowing what the IP that mail.aussiebroadband.com.au resolved to prior to Jul i wonder if it changed? In anycase aussiebroadband should update there website if mail.aussiebroadband.com.au is no longer the smtp forwarder, or they should correct it to be a CNAME for mx3/mx4.wide.net.au which is what i would do.


    Yes but that is for mail ingress mail for @aussiebroadband.com.au this could be totally different to what customers are expected to use for outgoing SMTP.
     
  6. Nobby6

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    ahhh so if you got nothing to hide you got nothing to fear... classic politician wankery

    sorry, that doesnt wash in 2020 get with the times.
     
  7. Nobby6

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    btw if your paying 55 a year for a domain, thats more fool you, nobodies paid that since the 90's
     
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  8. Nobby6

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    Likely.
    In days gone by at ISP X ...

    multiple smtp, in-MX, pop, imap, and webmail (just restricted axs imap) all behind load balancer to netapp backend "NFS storage"
    but we also had an in-MX and smtp server to netapp that was not behind load balancer as a backup in case LB failed, mail still can be sent out and collected, worked really well
     
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    FWIW, yesterday I had to change my OCAU profile to a web-based email address, in order to regain access

    I've now changed it back to whatever@aussiebroadband.com.au which worked fine for the reconfirmation process :confused:
     

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