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I built a free, open-source, encrypted, and private solution at https://github.com/niftylettuce/forward-email. This service does not store logs, it is completely private and simply acts as a proxy. No email is ever stored on the server, it's all proxied in memory to the recipient's mail server (view the source on GitHub if you'd like to learn more about ...


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I have tried this solution http://lowendtalk.com/discussion/19043/how-to-set-up-email-forwarding-for-your-domain-using-mailgun So far, it seems to work for me even though my domain is still not yet verified. (Still in the early 24-48 hours to verify the MX records etc) Basically the solution is to use mailgun and setup the email forwarding using their ...


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It is valid because test could be a top-level domain and localpart@top-level-domain is a valid email address. See for example Email address, domain part


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I have had server IP's blacklisted by Microsoft a few times and I have had them removed reasonably quickly. I noticed that after entering and joining anti spam related services that they recommend it was faster and easier. I recommend that you ensure that you can reply Yes to the below questions (except the last one) in the web form where you ask for ...


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Here is a list of addresses that you may want to treat as reserved: abuse 1,4 admin 2,3,4 administrator 2,3,4 hostmaster 1,2,3,4 info 1,3 is 3 it 3 list 1 list-request 1 majordomo 4 marketing 1 mis 3 news 1 postmaster 1,2,3,4,5 root 3,4 sales 1 security 1 ssl-admin 4 ssladmin 3 ssladministrator 3 sslwebmaster 3 support 1 sysadmin 3 trouble 1 usenet 1 uucp 1 ...


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Register a free account at mailgun.org add a mailgun MX record to your Cloudflare DNS set up a forwarding rule at mailgun Enjoy.


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Computers, mobiles and tablets can send fax's with software, its just like sending an email, it was added to rfc2086 15 years ago but it never took off and as far as I know no major browsers support href="fax:" they do however support href="tel:" that can be used just the same to send a fax using software. 2.3 "fax" URL scheme The URL syntax is ...


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You can just use https://forwardemail.net. I made it completely open-source, free, encrypted, and private. There's a section on "How it works" on the website, along with a FAQ and list of features. You can even "Send Mail As" using Gmail.


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I would recommend you to install and enable Akismet: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/akismet/ Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches under your blog's "Comments" admin screen.


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They search for and fill in every form they can find. They're looking for any vulnerability that they can exploit for their gain. It might be to see if they can gain access to your site or web server. It can be to compromise your form to send out spam. It's worth their time to do because it's all automated. They just set their bots free and let them go ...


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Google Analytics allows you to set the default date range to the the last 7, 14, 28, or 30 days. You can access this setting from the User Settings which is found in the "Overflow Menu" (vertical three dots): In addition, some people have noticed that if you bookmark a specific set of dates, those dates end up in the URL. Unfortunately, if you create a ...


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One purpose is to help protect domains from incidental spam. A good practice by many large companies that have emails generated by users (either directly or via actions taken online) is to have the emails send through a completely different domain, generally from a different IP range to that of your main servers. In this way someone flagging emails as spam ...


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The short answer is that email client developers don't have a strong business case to support web standards in their products. Their products are designed and sold as plain text or rich text person-to-person communication tools, not as mass-marketed HTML intrays. The original web standards movement The longer answer is that it took a huge effort from some ...


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The technique used to work out if an email has been opened or not is to put a tracker image with a unique identifier in the request URL so your server can log that the email has been at least viewed. This image is normally just a 1x1px square that is invisible to the end user. The src of the image will be something like tracker.php?user_id=1312, then on ...


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I suggest that you use your existing email while registering a domain name. When you complete the domain registration process, most domain providers send domain info, account activation links, invoice & billing info to email address which you put in during registration. Once you create account and register domain then you can easily create new email ...


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Yes, different email obfuscation methods do work with varying degrees of success. But each has to be weighed with whether they affect the ability for your customers to communicate easily with you. I wouldn't want to be losing any business just because a user finds it annoying or time consuming to contact me. It would be a particularly persistent customer who ...


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Hotmail, which is operated under Outlook.com now, is provided by Microsoft. You can request they remove your IP address by completing the form here (this may require signing up for Outlook.com first). It will take a few days for them to investigate the report, and if your IP address was not associated with sending Spam, you'll receive an email back from ...


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We did two things: Sign up with JMRP via https://postmaster.live.com/snds/JMRP.aspx Sign up with SNDS via http://postmaster.live.com/snds The JMRP application will go through a form and a document you need to sign. In our case it took about two days to get approved. Make sure that your SPF/DKIM/DMARC is setup correctly - we are using Port25 and their ...


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Short Answer: You're seeing internally routed emails in your DMARC reports, for recipient domains hosted on Google GSuite. From the screenshot you share, it seems like these emails sent from Google servers are actually allowed through, based on DKIM signing for your domain (100% DMARC compliance), while failing SPF alignment with your domain. Not visible ...


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nathangiesbrecht said in comments: Mostly because many e-mail clients have really lousy support for modern HTML. While table-based layouts are incredibly old-school, most e-mail clients will display them properly. You also want to keep your CSS all in-line as many e-mail clients strip out any other CSS (think web e-mail clients, and the problems an e-mail ...


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The deep link to get whitelisted for Microsoft's email network is: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=614866&clcid This gives you the form "Sender Information for Outlook.com Delivery"


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I know this is an old thread, but the problem with 1and1 not allowing SPF records still exists, so I wanted to share my solution to the problem. 1and1 will allow you to use an external DNS server, and we chose GoDaddy.com Premium DNS for only $36/year. It's easy to set up the records (with a little help from tech support -- the configuration is called an Off-...


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There is no 'best email address'. There are only options, with little to separate them beyond personal preference. me@example.com and hello@example.com are both popular, although generic addresses carry slight disadvantages over named addresses such as yourname@example.com, namely: A generic address may attract more spam than an address using a name (...


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The Campaign Monitor people maintain a big table of CSS support in various mail clients. There's a changelog at bottom with running notes, and a bunch of CSS3 properties(mostly decorative) were initially added April 2010.


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I'm the author of the free open source Ostermiller Contact Form which is designed to thwart spammers. I have found that the biggest reason that spammers fill in your contact form is link spam. To many spam bots, you contact form looks little different than a guest book form or a form to comment on a blog. My contact form software has rules that ...


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Are these reports something that can be acted upon? Yes, but most of the information will hopefully be confirming all is OK with your configuration. How Should DMARC reports such as these be acted upon at my end? Typically these reports would be processed by an automated system which turns this data into pretty reports with graphs, statistics and issues ...


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There is one major reason that has not been clearly mentioned, and it is SPAM-prevention. E.g. if you register at facebook, you'll receive an email from an address like: Facebook <register+AHkhAc21pbWt5LmMvbQ@facebookmail.com> The main reason I think, is that especially when registering there is a high rate of wrong indicated emails etc, so a high ...


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How odd ... I can "answer" but I can't "comment". Anyway... Are you sure the user is doing it on purpose? You don't mention what e-mail system you are using, but (for example) in GMail, the two buttons are right next to each other; the "delete" is a trash can and the "spam" is a stop sign. In Yahoo mail, the "delete" is a trash can and the "spam" is an X....


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You will need to add an MX record to your domains DNS. If you're using your Registrar to do the email forwarding, you'll add their e-mail servers for the MX records. Without an MX record, mail servers have no idea which servers to send the mail to.


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Each sub-domain may have a specific email service provider designated to it using DNS MX records, however the domain portion of the email address is what determines the MX records that are read and therefore the mail server which receives the inbound emails. For the solution you have requested where different mail service providers are used concurrently for ...


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