I don’t understand why my test email I send myself gets through…? Did you sent it from a third party like Hotmail or Gmail, or did you send it from an account on the same server.
MX/SPF aren't checked on the server as the server knows who/what it is. Those records exist for the rest of the world.
Which is why you don't test incoming e-mail from your own mail servers.
It was sent from one gmail account to another gmail account but using the same SMTP service 🤦🏽♂️ if I have a problem again, I will use the actual Gmail account, not my domain! 🤪🙊🤦🏽♂️ (basically I forward all *@my-domain.com emails to the gmail account, I only actually have about 2 properly configured mailboxes)
Thanks for your help, I appreciate it!
Should probably stick to my day job, a little bit of knowledge is dangerous after all!