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It seems that Webfaction mail-servers do not consider multiple domains, under shared hosting, to be separate entities.

This stops me from sending email from one domain to another, because of the 'loop-back' rules.

It does allow me to send email from domainA with From:domainB, which is not usually acceptable.

I assume all email is regarded as originating from webXXX.webfaction.com irrespective of the actual domain the application is working under.

This is disappointing because I have come to Webfaction specifically because I have a development which is email-related. Multiple domain hosting is a key element for test purposes (I have now invested in several domain names), as is the mail2script facility.

Perhaps I need at least one other account, hosted on webYYY.webfaction.com, which might at least let me send email between two domains.

Ideas welcome.

asked 02 Jun '17, 05:30

euwebber
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This is because the reverse DNS (PTR) for the server's IP address resolves to the server's canonical hostname, webNNN.webfaction.com.

That said, it shouldn't prevent you from sending mail from one domain to the other. If you're seeing some kind of rejection notice when sending mail, then please open a support ticket with the details, and we'll be happy to look into it.

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answered 02 Jun '17, 19:39

seanf
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