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Free SMTP Relay Server

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by DustyMiller, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. DustyMiller

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 1,664

    Location: Swindon

    I've just moved over to Sky for broadband, and have come unstuck with trying to get my exchange server at home to relay out to the real world.

    Does anyone have any recommendations for decent free or even small charge Open Relay servers that are not spam blacklisted that I can relay through ??
     
  2. Jumping

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 1, 2007

    Posts: 759

    Location: Scotland - Wishaw

    Doesn't SKY's SMTP server work?
     
  3. DustyMiller

    Wise Guy

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    Posts: 1,664

    Location: Swindon

    No as its yahoo, and its a nightmare to set up within exchange.
     
  4. mrbell1984

    Capodecina

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    Set up your own domain and relay through that ;)
     
  5. Jumping

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 1, 2007

    Posts: 759

    Location: Scotland - Wishaw

    I would have thought the SKY SMTP should work as your on a SKY connection.

    We have an authenticated SMTP at work for when people aren't using our connection, but sometimes thats blocked so you have to use the current ISP's server which should work.
     
  6. DustyMiller

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Swindon

    1) I have my own domain, and email server, however most ISP block email from servers from dynamic IP ranges from ISP for spam reasons. Hence the need for an SMTP relay server that is trusted.

    2) Using Sky's email server and thus Yahoo it changes the from address to the address for the account registered, and that the mail is being sent through, so all of my email addresses would come from one account, not what I need, hence needing an SMTP relay server that is trusted.
     
  7. john_s

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Guernsey

    Gmail?
     
  8. mrbell1984

    Capodecina

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    How many users on this 'email server' ? what's the point if it's under 5 users ?
     
  9. DustyMiller

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Swindon

    The point is its for me to learn and teach myself and keep my skill set up, but we also use it in the house for our email, and have done for nearly 10 years.
     
  10. SMN

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 2, 2008

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    You'll find most SMTP servers are restricted, as you dont ever want an open SMTP relay - spam, blacklist very quickly, etc. Best bet is just to have your own and buy a domain, its not that much work.
     
  11. LizardKing

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  12. edscdk

    Soldato

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    dont forget the static IP or PITA ddns....
     
  13. Kotu

    Hitman

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  14. Bry

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  15. bremen1874

    Capodecina

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    I assume you're stuck with Sky for a while? For your purposes a PlusNet connection would work out a lot better, but it's probably too late.
     
  16. SMN

    Wise Guy

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    Just get a hosted package then, they are like £5 a month from places like UKhost4u (the one i use). Uses cpanel too - so nice and easy.
     
  17. walnuts

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  18. rotor

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  19. stoofa

    Capodecina

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    I think you recommended this company to me in a different thread where I was asking about DNS.
    Excellent people to deal with.
    I'm now using them to run secondary DNS and backup mail queue for work (due to us closing down remote offices where I had the redundancy).
    They were excellent in the pre-purchase stage while I was using thing under 30 day try-out - paid them after only a week as their service was that good.
     
  20. rotor

    Wise Guy

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    I'm glad that worked out well for you!