Reverse DNS for hybrid exchange setup

MicMac 21 Reputation points


We have an Exchange hybrid setup between O365 and a linux server installed on a VPS. O365 is the front server and all inbound and outbound emails are relayed through it.

Before connecting the two servers, we setup successfully the reverse DNS on the VPS. Now that we have connected the two servers, we don't know how to setup the reverse DNS for O365. We don't pass Mail-tester anymore and get the following error message:

"Your IP address is associated with the domain
Nevertheless your message appears to be sent from"

Our DNS are managed by Squarespace and we have added an TXT spf record: "v=spf1 -all" with "" the IP of the VPS.

We read a number of answers on this forum, but without founding a solution.

It would be great if someone could help.

Microsoft Exchange Hybrid Management
Microsoft Exchange Hybrid Management
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  1. Joyce Shen - MSFT 16,411 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @MicMac

    First make sure the A and ptr records configured correctly for your domain, we could use MXTOOLBOX to check that.

    Reverse DNS is something set at your ISP level, not on your Exchange server. If you have a static IP from your provider you should be able to contact them (or log into the ISP's portal) to change the reverse DNS.

    Here is also an article introduces about Managing SPF and reverse DNS in Exchange Server (Part 3)

    And a related thread here for your reference as well: unable to send emails to hotmail/outlook or live email address

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