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SmarterMail 6 Migration Issue with subfolders

Sep 28, 2009 by Paul White

SmarterMail 6If you recently migrated one of your domains to another box running smartermail 6 and you had a problem with email not displaying on the subfolders of your mailbox, then you need to read this blog

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Constant Contact used by spammers, blacklisted by many

Aug 6, 2009 by Paul White

For Years Constant Contact has been an easy way for buisinesses to do their bulk emailing without any advanced programmer and server admin skills.  Well I think Constant Contact may be in some trouble, as spammers have been using their servers do send spam.  Read more for the details.

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Block Foreign IPs to cut your server load.

Aug 3, 2009 by Paul White

Even though there are companies that have clients on an international level, most in the USA, are not interested with selling their goods and services to people outside the USA.  If you are one of these companies, that only cares about USA customers, then this blog might help you cut your server load, and Mail Server Load.

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MX records being used to block spam

Apr 20, 2009 by Paul White

Recently I have noticed that the open rates of a few of my client's newsletters are going down.  This is leading me to believe that most free mail servers are using yet another litmus test to detect and block spam.  Unfortunately those of us with legit bulk emails campaigns are also feeling the pinch. 

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Reverse DNS, SPF, Grey listing, and RBL Guides

Aug 31, 2008 by Paul White

If you run a mail server having a complete understanding of these technologies and how they work very important.  I go over the details of each why they are used.

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Stop Spam with Grey Listing in SmarterMail

Apr 17, 2008 by Paul White

For the longest time I had the wrong definition of what grey listing is.  Once I figured out what it really is, and implemented it on my server running SmarterMail 4.x. I saw a huge drop in spam.  If you hate spam, this might very well solve all your problems.  Read this article for information on how it works and why it works.

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Dictionary attack IP list

Mar 31, 2008 by Paul White

This is a list of IPs that tried to send email to users that don't exist on one of my client's sites.  SmarterMail can be setup to reject these IPs after X failed attempts.  Feel free to add these to your blacklists.

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Stop Spam in SmarterMail with RBL SBL and BL

Feb 8, 2008 by Paul White

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Once you get a VPS box from HostMySite and you are running your own mail server, the first thing you will notice is how much spam is getting through.  This is because there are not advanced spam filters setup when Smartermail was installed on your VPS.  So its time to take things into your own hands.  Here is the list of RBL SBL BL servers I use to block 99% of all spam. It works so well I was able to cancel my account with postini.

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