Using your ISP's outgoing mail server

If you have not been burdened with the uncountable amount of spam in your inbox, consider yourself lucky and prepare yourself. Spam, or Unsolicited Commercial E-mail (UCE), is reported to take up approximately 85% of all mail coming into your mailbox. Because of this many ISPs and e-mail providers are taking larger steps to help combat spam. One of these solutions is to block various mail servers. Unfortunately, because of this, our mail servers often get put on various spam block lists from time to time. We do not allow spamming from our servers and move aggressively to stop any suspecting spam sites. However, these spam block list usually block an entire range of IPs, and as a result our servers get blocked as well.

One solution to this problem is to use your ISP's outgoing mail server (SMTP) to send outgoing mail. Using this can be more secure, since your ISP can restrict access to their mail server based on your Internet Connection IP. If your Internet Connection IP does not belong to your ISP, they can reject it. Further, since these connections are a single hop away, there is no way for a person to use open proxies on the Internet to try and mask their IP from the SMTP server. Affectively, if you use your ISP's mail server to spam, your ISP will know exactly who you are.

NOTE: Changing your outgoing mail server to that of your ISP will not affect the way your e-mail appears. Just because you are using your ISP's outgoing mail server, does not mean that mail will not appear to have come from your domain name. Another words, you can still send mail through your ISP's outgoing mail server, and when the recipients of those messages reply back, those messages will go to your POP account set up under your domain name. The recipient will still see your name and your domain POP account in their message.

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