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Hello@Example.com / hello@example.com Technically these are different email addresses, however, you are probably OK. The domain part of the email address (example.com) is not case-sensitive. So "ExaMple.com" is the same as "example.com". However, the recipient (local-part) is potentially case-sensitive, so "Hello" is different to "hello". Having said that, ...


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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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Mailto are not deprecated at all. You are wrong by saying that webmail can't handle mailto: links. It's browser stuff to handle mailto link correctly. For example, if you don't have a mail handler installed, Firefox proposes you with several webmail like Gmail/Yahoo. The real problem is wrong mailto handling. It Is usually done on system when IE, which is ...


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From, "How do I know if I’m on a SPAM Blacklist?" MXToolbox is free. Enter the email service IP addresses and mxtoolbox checks about 100 blacklists. DNSStuff is an inexpensive (almost free) service where you can check 97 blacklists. Includes other DNS and network tools too. (Domain Name System Blacklist). Free service. Checks about 80 blacklists. Update ...


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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 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 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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Using Base64 encoded images will not bypass image blocking in email clients. It was a known technique used by spammers, and therefore no better than linking to remote files. A test from 2008 by Ron Blaisdell of the Email Marketer's Club (available here), showed the results of sending an email containing Base64 encoded images in the popular clients: ...


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It depends upon the people you are trying to reach with your emails. Do you absolutely need to have a text side to your emails? No. However you should consider: There are still a number of email clients, usually web and mobile based, that allow for a text only view (Horde, some older Blackberry devices, etc). You also have no guarantee that a non-text ...


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Why use contact forms? Reduce spam Easier to redirect e-mails to various departments or people Can update the receiving e-mail address without forwards or address book changes Works for users who don't have an e-mail address or e-mail client on their computer Can append website usage stats and other user information to the e-mail No chance for the user to ...


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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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Don't do it. Using only images in email significantly increases the chance that your messages will be flagged as spam. Not only that, but most email clients disable images by default, so your message will appear blank unless recipients take the time to enable images (and they probably won't). From MailChimp's 'How Spam Filters Think': ...the most common ...


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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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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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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 ...


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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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Do I have to host my company email with the same company that hosts my website? No If not, what are the advantages and disadvantages? Advantages A dedicated email host can provide a lot of extra features and functionality that may not be available from a regular webhost. Usually this means emails won't eat up your web hosting space. If your server is ...


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See this article about CSS in emails. Most mail clients don't support a head element in HTML emails, so non-inline CSS is out. This means you can't use CSS3's @font-face to declare custom fonts. However, you can specify fallback fonts by separating multiple fonts with commas. For example: font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;


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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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mailto: links in webpages are not deprecated, for the reasons already mentioned... webmail can be configured to use them and users can still 'Copy link address' when the email is only in the href and not visible on the page. HOWEVER, the main reason for not using mailto: links (unobfuscated at least) are email harvesters. Automated bots that crawl webpages ...


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Yes, it's possible. You just need to ascertain whether the web server is IIS or Apache and then you can set it to show a custom page (which will contain the code to capture the details you want from the user and e-mail it to you) whenever a 500 error is encountered. For Apache, for instance, it's really simple. Simply create (or add if one exists) a ....


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Sending a mail with every error, via a custom error page, may not work if the problem is with PHP related: your custom page may not run either so the mail doesn't go out. Also you'll get one email per error which could be a flood. I'd suggest instead implementing some form of log scanning: have a cron job (or scheduled task under Windows) scan the log files ...


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a solution to that is to render the email information encoded, and a javascript function decode them and show them after the page have been load. Nothing hard to code and deocode, a simple one can do the work. Other way is to render your email to an image and show the image. With any trick like that the spammers can not easy read your email to place it on ...


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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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