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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How can I explicitly disable TLS when sending to one specific recipient?

I have a SendMail 8.14 server deployed in the middle of an SMTP workflow (Outbound mail looks like Exchange -> SendMail -> Appliance -> Internet) I have TLS configured for the first three hosts. ...
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Is reverse DNS a good method for promoting grey IPs from trusted domains to white?

I'm trying to set up a mail server using OpenBSD, OpenSMTPD, spamd, and pf. The first problem I've encountered is that many large webmail providers - like Gmail - will retry delivery from a different ...
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How to identify the user/computer that is relaying spam through a mail server?

For the past couple of days, at certain intervals, a huge load of email is dumped on my Exchange 2003 server and relayed out until it gets blacklisted everywhere. Nothing like this happened for many ...
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Recipient address rejected: User unknown in virtual mailbox table

I have a dedicated linux server running Plesk 12.0.18. On this server, I have running 61 subscriptions, only 1 have this problem. When I want to send an e-mail using roundcube from 1 of my ...
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nullmailer swaps sender and recipient

I want to send emails from my server through external mail server. So I installed nullmailer as one of simpliest MTA in Debian 7 x32. My /etc/nullmailer/remotes: smtp.example.com smtp ...
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IIS 6 SMTP unable to relay messages to Exchange Online

Our company uses Office 365 and our email is hosted on Exchange online; however, we have several applications which are unable to send messages directly to Exchange Online due to various reasons ...
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Does Google require TLS on port 587? Exchange 2010 SMTP has mail sent to GMAIL backed up in queue

Exchange 2010 SMTP has mail backed up in queue. Any email sent to Gmail sits in the queue while any email sent to another personal domain which has email filtering enabled errors, "asp.reflexion.net ...
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Getting “5.7.1 Unable to Relay” intermittently on mails sent to Exchange 2013

I have a helpdesk system that sends mails through the local exchange server. Until a few days ago, I never had issues with it. For the last week we have started getting complaints about missing ...
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When does Postfix not perform lookups in virtual_alias_maps?

I'm having a real pickle of a problem: I have a Postfix 2.6.6 / CentOS 6 server that's set up to forward mail from specific aliases to specific destinations. This is done through a mysql ...
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I need to set-up the blocked machine to relay to the unblocked machine using a different port

I have two Windows Server 2003 machines sitting in a network. Server B has port 25 open and can relay emails to the local network's smtp server. Server A does not have port 25 open. How can I set it ...
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Forcing IIS virtual smtp server to verify outgoing TLS certificate

I am in a situation where a web application is using the IIS virtual SMTP server to send out email. The IIS virtual SMTP server is then configured to send all mail out through a smarthost, over TLS ...
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How can I change the default email address format type for replies on blackberry?

Exchange 2007 BES 5.0.x Hello all, I'm trying to help a colleague with a technical issue. I apologize in advance for not having all of the information. I'm looking for some advice on where to ...
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Postfix intercept emails with apache server

I have a server(using postfix) to relay emails to a smtp server. I am tasked with separating the emails by the domain(2 to be exact) to send to 2 separate smtp servers. The idea was to use transport ...
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Exchange 2010: not receiving NDR when sending email using SMTP to none existing external mailbox

We are sending email using smtp port 25 in a local Exchange 2010 server We do not set username nor passwords in the SMTP connection, only "form" address. Mails are sent to external recipients after ...
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Postfix STARTTSL works in LAN but not from external (centos 7)

if I connect in LAN on port 25 to my mailserver it offers STARTTLS telnet mailserver.com 25 Trying 192.168.0.x... Connected to mailserver.com Escape character is '^]'. 220 mailserver.com ESMTP ...
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hMail Server SSL Certificate Verify Issue | TLS/SSL handshake failed

I will tell you my situation step by step and ask me any necessary questions and help me to fix hmail certificate issue. First of all : 1- i am using a windows server 2008 - r2 2- latest hmail ...
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Postfix “Connection timed out”

I try to send a few emails, but postfix send only 3 emails every 10-20 min. After that postfix sends 3 emails, I get the error: "Connection timed out". mail.log: Jan 4 12:16:39 mail ...
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How to detect SMTP AUTH attempts in Fail2Ban?

I have a Fail2Ban jail that monitors failed SASL authentications to my Postfix SMTP server. When this occurs, /var/log/mail.log contains these three lines: postfix/smtpd[32591]: connect from ...
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Outlook.com rejects: 550 SC-001 (BAY004-MC5F13)

I am operating a cluster of 3 dedicated machines for a webapp, each of those uses sendmail as MTA. Hostnames are node1.domain.com node2.domain.com node3.domain.com Unfortunatelly outlook.com rejects ...
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Are there issues in whitelabling a SMTP server (not mine) with an A record that doesn't match 200 helo?

I know that a CNAME and a MX record can't exist on the same host. In this scenario I'm using A records to manage SMTP for 350 DNS domains. companyA.com MX myAlias.whitelabel.com companyb.com MX ...
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Postfix permit localhost use plain login

I have postfix 2.11 setup on Debian jessie with Dovecot SASL and I require encrypted login mechanism to send mail via smtp. For this purpose in the main.cf I've smtpd_tls_auth_only = yes option set. ...
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Email validation fails on HELO / RCPT TO commands to records

I'm migrating a mailing service from a server to another. Before setting up new mailing list I wanted to process it through an email validtor I've setting up on the server. I basically used this tool ...
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IPTables, route specific port through VPN

I'm running my own mail server at home on a dynamic IP. Dynamic IPs are often blacklisted, so I currently send out mails through my provider's relay. I want to change that to sending mail directly, ...
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Exchange sending QUIT after 220 ESMTP Status Ready

I am hoping someone can help with an issue we are experiencing between our smart host and our Exchange 2010 Server. When our smart host tries to deliver email to our exchange, we are met with a 451 ...
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SMTP error : Remote host said: 550 5.7.1 At least one FROM header address not allowed to send mail from IP ADDRESS

We are developing an email sending app, and we allow our users to specify the From: header their emails will be sent from. Let's say our domain is mydomain.com and our client domain is ...
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SMTP delay when sending mail from Centos

I am encountering long delays when trying to send mail with swiftmailer using 1and1's SMTP server. there is a 19 second delay everytime as shown below by tcpdump: 21:54:50.784747 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 64, ...
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PHP mail() function - “from” name overwritten by Exchange Server

I originally posted this on stack overflow but was told it might be better placed here on Serverfault. I am trying to send a very simple email from a php script ...
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vCenter Server Appliance email's not reaching smtp server

Email's being generated from my test alarms in vCenter are not being forwarded to the proxy / SMTP server configured. I run tail -f on the mail log file when generating a test alarm and I can see the ...
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Exchange 2010 – Multiple Smart Hosts

A client has Exchange 2010 which, up to now, had a single internet connection. They were sending email via a smart host run by their ISP. It was working OK. We have put in a second internet ...
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How Do I Configure Nginx To Communicate with SMTP Server?

I'm an application developer and have little knowledge on sysadmin / server configuration tasks. I have an nginx server communicating to a Flask web application through uWSGI on a VPS. I'm trying to ...
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Diagnose SASL LOGIN authentication failure with postfix and sasldb

I am trying to configure a Postfix SMTP server on my personal machine (ubuntu server) using sasldb2. So far what I have set up works well with the test command: testsaslauthd (however it may be ...
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Office 365: 'client smtp submission' suddenly starts failing. How to diagnose client auth error?

Since a few days, my application fails sending SMTP email. The app is in fact a scheduled task (which is running on my local machine, written in C#, using SmtpClient) and occasionally needs to send ...
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Outlook on Exchange: Why does it mangle return address for some email?

We have seen this too much in multiple Exchange environments, and need some guidance. When we email (using simple mail client app) to certain Exchange/Outlook sites, when those sites hit Reply, our ...
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Is it possible to prevent emails being sent from an address absent from the AD user's account?

I'm using Exchange Server 2003 on a Windows Server 2003 which is also a domain controller. If a client connects through SMTP using his AD username and password, he can send email from any email ...
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Exim SMTP Smarthost Setup

I used these settings to set up exim to use gmail as a smarthost, which worked. However, I don't seem to be able to use these settings against other smtp servers, such as Yahoo or Fastmail (both with ...
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How to access Apache Tomcat running on Windows Server 2012 (alongside Microsoft SMTP service)

I am running Apache Tomcat as my only HTTP server on Windows Server 2012. Tomcat has been installed as a service and is bound to port 80. The server.xml file has had address="0.0.0.0" added to the ...
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4.4.1 Timeout in 10 minute intervals SMTP on batch email jobs

I am running a job that uses SMTP and it can run in excess of an hour, emailing the entire time. It's not my code but a workflow based app so I just get a form to configure the mail server, subj, msg, ...
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Mail stuck in queue folder using IIS 6.0 SMTP server

I have finished setting up my server but when I sent email it got stuck in queue folder. This was a test email which I put in pickup folder. So I checked my log file. I have pasted the log files ...
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451 Timeout trying to verify RCPT errors from some external contacts

Outside contacts at two companies report messages they sent to us return with the following message: 451 Timeout trying to verify RCPT validemail@ourdomain.com for domain One of the companies ...
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What are the values of Exchange's XSHADOW and XQDISCARD commands?

Shadow redundancy is an Exchange-specific feature (beginning with Exchange 2010) that provides a measure of fault tolerance when relaying email messages with SMTP. The sending Exchange server sends ...
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530 5.7.1 Client was not authenticated Exchange 2010 for some computers within mask

We have a classic problem with Client not Authenticated but with a specific twist: We have an Exchange 2010 cluster, let's say EX01 and EX02, the connection is always to smtp.acme.com, then it is ...
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IIS 6 Smart Host Outbound Security

I'm using the IIS 6 smart host setting to forward all email sent through IIS to SendGrid. It works fine if I set the Outbound Security and smart host settings at the top level of the Default SMTP ...
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Disable local delivery ONLY for authenticated users in Qmail

We are moving some mailboxes and servers. I'm looking for a way to use remote delivery (with normal MX lookup) instead of local delivery ONLY for authenticated users, in Qmail. connection to port 25 ...
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Stop IIS SMTP Server from sending “Delivery Status Notification (Failure)”

I have set the BadMail directory and the 'Send copy of Non-Delivery Report to' fiels is empty but, somehow I am still receiving the failure messages. Is the a way to stop the failure messages?. I am ...
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Mail smtp server configuration for PHP and RHEL

I'm running WordPress on an intranet VM and I need all outgoing messages to reach a remote smtp server. In php.ini there is this specification: [mail function] ; For Win32 only. SMTP = localhost ...
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Exchange 2007 and 2010 Journal Messages Stuck In Queue

I have a simple setup of 2 e-mail servers. My Exchange 2010 server, MS2010, is setup to forward all e-mails that it receives to the journaling mailbox. The journal mailbox is located on my Exchange ...
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IIS 6.0 and Virtual SMTP relay ~ some messages are bouncing

I will give a quick overview and then the details. I have a Exchange 2003 environment that I have been asked to slap on a disclaimer on all outgoing mail. So I have setup a Windows 2003 server and ...
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How to define mail from and host settings in Websphere 6.1 for Java application

Working with some older WAS 6.1 hosts (fix pack 25), and have a java app that sends mail from one host with a mail from field: nobody@nosuchhost.nosuchdomain.com ...
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Ariel will not send through our SMTP server

I'm currently working at a university that uses Ariel software to send ILL documents to teachers at other universities. They do this by e-mail the documents to the users. We recently switched from ...
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Postfix sasl relay host - weird behaviour

Previously I had a relayhost set in postfix to mailhost.zen.co.uk - I don't think it accepts SASL - only TLS. So I though I would try changing to a different relay host. However, the following log ...