Author: Luke Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 16:35:13 -0400
notes on sending mail
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If this script or documentation has saved you some frustration, you can donate
to support me at [lukesmith.xyz/donate](https://lukesmith.xyz/donate.html).
+## Troubleshooting -- Can't send mail?
+- Always check `journalctl -xe` to see the specific problem.
+- Go to [this site](https://appmaildev.com/en/dkim) to text your TXT records.
+ If your DKIM, SPF or DMARC tests fail you probably copied in the TXT records
+- If everything looks good and you *can* send mail, but it still goes to Gmail
+ or another big provider's spam directory, your domain (especially if it's a
+ new one) might be on a public spam list. Check
+ [this site](https://mxtoolbox.com/blacklists.aspx) to see if it is. Don't
+ worry if you are: sometimes especially new domains are automatically assumed
+ to be spam temporaily. If you are blacklisted by one of these, look into it
+ and it will explain why and how to remove yourself.