I had a friend of mine that wanted a mailhosting outfit to handle the mail for his business - himself and a few others. He signed up with exedent.com as a mailhost and then afterwards, he went and asked me if they were any good...
Oops. I wouldn't trust these people to host their own mail much less my own.
Where should I begin?
- In all their clients they have one mx host for all of their hosted domains.
- This one mx host doesn't have an ptr record pointing back to the hostname.
- 'Course this might be because they don't actually do the real hosting but hand that off to another company - emumail.net
- When you connect to this host, it shows up as mail1.emumail.net. The amusing thing here is that such a host doesn't exist in the DNS. (emumail.net's mx is emu1.emumail.net)
- The mx record comes out a mx.exedentmail.com. Unfortunately, that host doesn't have an mx record itself. Oops. (emu1.emumail.net doesn't have an mx record either.)
- Finally, I now see why places like AOL completely ignore SOA expiry values. It's for idiot companies that have soa value like the following:
host -t soa exedentmail.com (or exedent.com)
exedentmail.com SOA dns1.enom.com Info.enom.com (
56 serial (version)
60 ;refresh period (1 minute)
60 ;retry interval (1 minute)
60 ;expire time (1 minute)
60 ;default ttl (1 minute)