SMTP is the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, the most recent standard of which is defined in RFC 5321. It's the Internet standard for sending and receiving email.

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SMTP: Setup TWO servers to receive / store emails the same at the same time

My question aims to clarify whether I can get a setup running, where Server A on 1 site receives email as is received at the same time by Server B on site two. The requirement is to have Server B be ...
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Windows Server 2012: Cannot install SMTP-Server, system always requires restart

I'm not able to install the "SMTP-Server" feature on a Windows 2012 server. The installation process always fails with a "restart required" message. After the restart and (re)starting the SMTP-Server ...
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Server 2012 Virtual SMTP Server not delivering messages

I am having a problem with my Virtual SMTP server on Windows Server 2012 Standard. I recently ported a clients Classic ASP hosting to a new server from a Server 2003 Standard box where the Classic ...
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Forward all SMTP traffic to anti-spam server except for authenticated SMTP?

Historically, we have handled SMTP traffic across a handful of multipurpose servers each with their own local spam-fighting stack. We've grown and this is no longer feasible to maintain. Now we have a ...
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Outbound SMTP email not being delivered, but still disappearing from the queue and pickup folder

After setting up my smtp server on a Windows 2012 server r2 on port 587. I tested the email functions by creating a text file labeled email with the following code inside: From:admin@mydomain.com ...
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Hosted email routing service while downgrading domain [closed]

I'm at a situation where I need to close a domain on Google Apps due to inactivity, while closing the domain I would be interested to preserve emails sent to that domain. I understand that my ...
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New CentOS 7 server - Sending mail from a PHP application

Apologies for the newbie question but i'm hoping someone can provide me with some help/steps. I am in the process of migrating a website from a managed shared hosting account online to a new CentOS 7 ...
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Updated hostname of server but old hostname still appearing appearing in Postfix logs?

Been having some trouble with emails bouncing when being sent to certain addresses from our CentOS 6.4 Media Temple DV server. I am no expert but after checking the mail logs it appeared that they ...
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TLS for outgoing mail (following ISPmail) not working

I built my mailserver on a vserver after the ISPmail tutorial (https://workaround.org/ispmail/wheezy) (which is awesome). The only remaining problem is that it does not seem to use TLS with outgoing ...
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How to process sendmail queue when 25 port is blocked? [closed]

I have one VPS which forwards e-mails from one mailbox to another. Unfortunately ISP have blocked 25 port last week and since then I can't receive any e-mail from it. According to mailq there are ...
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Mail server still BLACKLISTED after fix the issue

I have an Exchange 2007. CBL has blacklisted me because: This IP address is HELO'ing as "localhost.localdomain". If you test and helos properly means something OTHER than your mail server ...
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How to unassign self-signed cert from SMTP on Exchange 2010?

We have a GoDaddy wildcard certificate that we have installed into Exchange 2010 and is successfully used on IIS connections for OWA. We have assigned this certificate to the SMTP Service as well as ...
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SMTP-Mailing with PHP works - but not with PHP-Cli

I mentioned a strange behavior on my webpage: If I try to use Joomla to send Mails via SMTP it works fine; no problem at all. But: If I try to use a PHP-CLI-Script the action fails (same source ...
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Is setting up my own SMTP server to send email a waste of time with regards to deliverability?

I have a dedicated host serving a few domains I manage. I host my own email and IMAP server. The server is at buildoneforme.com with IP address 144.76.81.247. I think reverse DNS is working: $ host ...
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Where do these “single-dot” smtp connection failures come from?

I'm running a mailserver based on postfix. There are a lot of connection failures like this: Transcript of session follows. Out: 220 hostname.tld ESMTP Postfix In: . Out: 502 5.5.2 Error: command ...
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Mailman not integrating with postfix properly

I installed postfix on my local machine and able to send mails to local users i.e. shivams in my case which is username of the account. Also i am able to send mail outside of my machine for ex. ...
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Postfix: Set custom SMTP Banner based on address used to access server

The Postfix parameter smtpd_banner sets the text of a server's SMTP greeting banner. The default setting is: smtpd_banner = $myhostname ESMTP $mail_name My mail server has several unique IP ...
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Outbound emails not being signed with DKIM using Postfix on Centos

I have been using phpmailer for my emails and i had dkim working correctly with this. I have a key mail._domainkey.domain.com. I have validated my past emails with http://www.mail-tester.com/ and i ...
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What directory permissions does Postfix require to copy mail into a users maildir folder?

I have postfix setup and running. Everything seems good other than the directory permission errors. In the past i accidentally ran chown -R apache / which as you can imagine broke a crazy amount of ...
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Google Apps with internally/customer hosted SMTP relay - (not using smtp-relay.gmail.com service)

We are using Google Apps for our email service, and send a bulk of around 15k emails a day from our internal relay server (its outbound only, no open-relay) to customers. Recently, we ended up ...
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Postfix won't authenticate through SMTP but SASL does

I've been struggling to setup a Postfix on my server and I think I'm so close. So far I managed to get a success out of testsaslauthd like this: # testsaslauthd -s smtp -u mehran@example.com -p 123 ...
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530 5.7.0 must starttls command first

I have installed postfix and davecot into my server. And I tried to test it to send email. But I got the error message: 530 5.7.0 Must issue a STARTTLS command first after telnet localhost smtp, ...
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Postfix reject_unknown_reverse_client_hostname: replace default unknown_client_reject_code (450) to 550. Why/When I should not?

In the daily battle against SPAM, there have been several times when I've been tempted to heavily enforce DNS requirements from clients connecting from the wild Internet. In detail, I would have ...
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Trouble configuring postfix

I am trying to configure postfix to be able to send emails from PHP for development purposes. I just installed it following this guide. When I try to send mail to the virtual users I set up I don't ...
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What's the difference between postfix/smtp and postfix/smtpd

A bit confused when reading through the logs of my smtp/mail server, I'm turning this questions to you guys. In the maillog files I'm seeing entries for postfix/smtp as well as postfix/smtpd. I can ...
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Postfix config on a VPS to prevent open relay, accept all incoming emails and require authentication for outgoping emails

I have a virtual private server on which I am trying to configure Postfix as an SMTP server. The server is remote and it is hosting multiple domains. I read some documentation, and various posts on ...
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possible for all outbound smtp to run through proxy?

Is it possible to setup my centos 6.5 so all outgoing port 25 is run through a proxy. I have incoming smtp/port 25 coming to my mail server through HAproxy but i would like the outgoing to do the same ...
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Forwarding emails to external domains - aliases vs mda sieve script?

There are 2 points in the flow of a incoming email where emails can be forwarded: As soon as aliases are expanded (setting the target email as alias target) As soon as mails are handed over to the ...
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Why would an SMTP client send a RSET (Reset) command?

I’m trying to understand how exactly an email is processed by Postfix – and some of the finer details of SMTP mail transactions. My short-term goal is to debug a proprietary (binary, closed source) ...
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IIS 6 SMTP service stops working after server restart

I'm currently wrestling with IIS6 SMTP service not working properly when the server is restarted. This has only just started happening in the last month and struggling to pin point the issue. I ...
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SMTP server for testing purposes with a few specific requirements [closed]

As our company started doing development work on their on-line product they used a gmail address for testing purposes, using '+' notation to deliver all test e-mails to a single mailbox. Over time ...
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Postfix spam abuse [duplicate]

I have a terrible problem, my joomla website is being abused to massively send spam. I have no clue on what is actually happening, but my postfix mail queue is constantly filled with thousands of spam ...
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CentOS Postfix/Dovecot status deferred conversation with 127.0.0.1[127.0.0.1] timed out while receiving the initial server greeting

Linux Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-504.16.2.el6.i686 on i686 RAM: 6GB OS: CentOS 6.6 Postfix 2.6.6 Dovecot 2.0.9 Relay Host Verizon Stunnel through 127.0.0.1:2525 Webmin 1.750 Virtualmin 4.17.gpl Multiple ...
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How to install a Mail Server on your Windows Server [closed]

I am looking to move my hosted site + email onto my Azure VPS (Windows Server 2012). I can migrate the site successfully using the @ A Name Record, but how would I go about the email? Do I need to ...
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Exchange 2007 - SMTP Traffic

I've done a check of what SMTP trafic is being routed through a 2007 mail server, which we are decommisioning. It looks like all printers are using the mail server for smtp relay, would it be ...
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Postfix + php translating email addresses sent to local domains to something@localhost.localdomain [closed]

My first question here, if I don't provide sufficient info straight away, please take it easy on me with the downvotes ;-) I'm running a VPS hosted by afterburst.com with OpenVZ I installed and ...
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Mail delivered via server IP not associated with sender

When a sunbirdinc.com account sends an email to an earthlink.net address, the following message bounces back: ToSomeone@earthlink.net host mx1.earthlink.net [209.86.93.226] SMTP error from ...
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Relay access denied (in reply to RCPT TO command) Postfix Issue

I am trying to configure my server for email taking reference form this link: SMTP Relaying Outgoing Mail in Postfix - using Webmin. I used Mandrill smtp server in my case. I have also configured a ...
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Postfix mandatory smtp/smtpd vs “not mandatory” difference and configuration

Three questions: Correct me if I'm wrong: smtpd_tls_mandatory_ciphers => settings for incoming mandatory TLS encryption smtpd_tls_ciphers => settings for incoming opportunistic TLS encryption ...
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SMTP Reverse DNS Mismatch Reverse DNS does not match SMTP Banner

I wonder if you could help me? I have set rDNS to mail.simplyislam.biz for IP 178.32.48.104 with my hosting server and also in DNS control panel. However, I am still failing this test: ...
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How to force Postfix SMTP to use AUTH (SASL?) and reject anonymous connections? [closed]

The following snippet has been added to the main.cf file of postfix: smtpd_sasl_auth_enable = yes smtpd_sasl_security_options = noanonymous smtp_sasl_password_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/sasl_passwd ...
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Exchange 2003 restrict anonymous smtp access only

On exchange 2003 I want to listen for smtp on port 25 only so that * anonymous login is only allowed from certain internal IPs * authenticated login is allowed from everywhere I can't see how to do ...
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SMTP service detection

I have some basic questions regarding SMTP connections, particularly for Postfix but would appreciate advice for MS Exchange too: When a single relay for a given remote domain becomes unavailable, ...
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Windows Server 2008 IIS6 SMTP With more than 1 FQDN

I've tried researching this one, but I'm not having much luck on google. What I have is a Windows Server 08 R2 with IIS6 SMTP installed and configured / working 100% perfectly for Domain A. Domain ...
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FreeBSD pf does not allow inbound smtp [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out why the following simple pf config allows inbound SSH but not smtp (tcp 25). I'm running FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE-p9, and the SMTP server is postfix 2.11.4. # ...
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Server apparently being exploited to send emails [duplicate]

I have a dedicated server which runs a forum, a couple of wordpress installations and a prestashop ecommerce platform. My datacentre keeps cutting my connection, stating that my server is sending out ...
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php mailer SMTP ERROR: Failed to connect to server: Permission denied (13)

I fixed this error on a dedicated cPanel server by allowing outgoing connections on port 465 on iptables. I'm trying on AWS now, but I can't figure out what's wrong. I stopped SELinux and iptables; ...
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PostFix 550 5.1.1 Recipient not found from external email

This is a new installation. PostFix reports "550 5.1.1" "Recipient not found.", when users exist. User can send email out everywhere. Users can send email to each other through localhost. All ...
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Reject incoming emails that use your own domain as sender

It would be nice to reject incoming emails which use one of my virtual domains as sender address while not being a legitimate user of mine. I know that I can reject incoming emails which use an ...
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postfix: forward all mail except local user ones

I have a website on a server with a postfix mail server to send the site's emails. Let's say the domain is example.com. The site can send mails to mailboxes of his own domain (like ...