Hello I'm in the process of moving my site to a new host (ie new IP). I run a social site that sends a large volume of (valid) email, and I have built up a good sending reputation with my current IP over the last 2 years.
My migration plan generally is :
- Move site to new host/IP
- continue sending site's mail from old IP
- build up sending reputation of new IP : gradually increase amount of mail sent from new IP, while reducing mail sent from old IP
- I would like my mail sent from both old and new IP to both be SPF and DKIM signed, and both appear as from firstname.lastname@example.org and return to email@example.com
Some info :
- No, i cannot keep the old IP
- Both servers are whm/cpanel based (which I am more comfortable with)
- Site is php/mysql5.1
The solutions I looked at so far :
Solution (A) :
- Set old IP as "permitted sender of" mysite.com and send emails from new IP to old IP via authenticated SMTP
- The good : mail passes SPF and appears as being sent from old IP, nothing specific running on old IP except mail server.
- the bad : mail does not pas DKIM, and sending from new IP -> old IP -> the world via SMTP is extremely extremely slow. I send 60k+ per day.
Solution (B) :
- Set old IP as "permitted sender of" mysite.com and send emails from new IP -> old IP via remote SQL. Old IP then crons over any emails in the SQL and sends them out.
- The good : mail passes SPF and appears as being sent from old IP. Faster than solution A.
- the bad : mail does not pas DKIM, setup is a bit of a hack and not very maintainable.
Am I missing some very obvious and straightforward solution ?