Sendmail from form suddenly stopped working


#1

I started a post about this once before, but it just got closed without me getting any answer. Here’s my problem:

I uploaded my page about a month ago, bought a domain name that I linked to the host, and everything was working fine. Then I tried to test the form a couple of days ago, and it doesn’t work. Nothing has changed on my end, and I cannot find anything wrong.

My form is sending to two email-addresses, both to my gmail directly and to my domain. The address that is directed at the domain is then forwarded to my gmail. When I tested it a month ago, the last one was working, but not the one set up directly to my gmail.

The strange thing is that when I upload my page to business catalyst (adobe server), it works perfectly and I actually get two emails. I get the one that is sent directly to my gmail, but I also get the one that is sent to my domain, and then forwarded to my gmail. So the forwarding obviously works.

So, I have been told that this might have something to do with my settings for DKIM, DMARC, SPF and MX records for mail. The only one of those I can find any settings for are the MX records, where it says that “MX: mail.post.000webhost.com” and also that I cannot edit because I have email forwarders set up. I am new to this myself, so I have no idea what to do.


#2

The sendmail server for 000webhost may be blacklisted somewhere if you can use this script on another provider fine.

Try contacting your provider


#3

Which provider are you talking about? Do you think the problem lies with gmail?


#4

Most probably the sendmail function is one of the most abused features these days and 000webhost is always being targeted by abusive users so I could say that without a doubt 000webhost sendmail will be blacklisted in many places and GoogleMail (for me anyway) is the least spam receiving service I’ve ever used.

Are you using a plain sendmail script or have you SMTP sendmail setup?


#5

I assume you have checked spam?

Tried looking at the email headers to see if you get a bit more information?


#6

I have checked spam, and I have checked the filter/blocking settings on my account. Don’t know what kind of script I am using, I am using a standard contact form from Adobe Muse. Right from the program it looks like this: http://form-apr202017-077.businesscatalyst.com/index.html

In the email header it says that the mail has been sent from the e-mail I use on my domain, via 8636.us-imm-node1a.000webhost.io

I have tried contacting google now, hopefully I’ll get an answer from them.


#7

Could I change the MX records so it doesn’t use the 000webhost adress? If I change it to Google, Google should have no problem accepting it…?


#8

Er sure but then your domain email will be handed by Google which costs money I think?

Sendmail server will still be the same


#9

I fixed it! I sent it to a hotmail address, which then forwards it to my gmail. First time I had to fish it out of the hotmail trash, but second time it worked :smiley: Hope it will stick this time…


#10