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[aprssig] Mail host needed

Gregg Wonderly gregg at wonderly.org
Wed Jun 27 18:12:58 UTC 2012


The Cox network, here in Tulsa OK, blocks outbound port 25, period, no choice.  But, you can send to ssl, authentication based SMTP connections just fine.

Gregg Wonderly

On Jun 27, 2012, at 12:05 PM, John Gorkos wrote:

> Most organizations block email from consumer IP blocks, since it is mainly
> consumer Pcs that spread spam.  Since I have a residential Comcast
> connection, not a business connection, my IP is blacklisted by the
> majority of service providers.
> I've had several offers for the use of mail relay services, I just need to
> get 30 minutes or so to weed through them and pick what works before for
> me.  Thanks.
> 
> John Gorkos
> 
> On 6/27/12 12:33 PM, "Alex Carver" <agcme2002 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> From: John Gorkos 
>> Subject: [aprssig] Mail host needed
>> 
>>> I'm tired of fighting with Comcast over outbound mail.  Does anyone have
>>> a
>>> hosted server somewhere that I can use as a mail relay for
>>> APRS-ALERT.NET?
>>> The server sends maybe 600 messages per day, to a mix of cellphone
>>> numbers
>>> (i.e. 2125551212 at tmomail.com) and regular email addresses
>>> (ab0oo at arrl.net).
>>> I have my postfix mailer configured to use SASL/username&password auth
>>> with
>>> comcast's mail servers, but it's just too unreliable.  Comcast only
>>> allows
>>> a certain number of connections per unit time, and will then block for
>>> tens
>>> of minutes after that limit is exceeded.
>>> If anyone has a hosted Linux server, with reliable email connection and
>>> no
>>> limits on outbound mail and is willing to help, please contact me off
>>> list.
>> 
>> If you already have postfix why are you not sending mail directly and
>> bypass Comcast's servers?  You wouldn't experience a rate limit.  I run
>> my own mail server via AT&T that way.  No need to use their mail servers,
>> I've already got the connection to the Internet.
>> 
> 
> 
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