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adding own SMTP server for billing profile

Topic: adding own SMTP server for billing profile

hi dear Gurtam Team,

it would be cool to be able to create for each billing profile a smtp server (ssl or so) with username and password and sender adress.
We are experiencing more and more problems with blocked gurtam mailserver (for example SPF) etc.
And adding gurtam mail server as incoming mailserver is not such a great idea (if original mailserver is offline all mails will be send to gurtam smtp server and lost or blocked).

Thanks

Wolf.

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adding own SMTP server for billing profile

Re: adding own SMTP server for billing profile

Hello - there are actually two ways
- a good one
- a not so good one

Second is described in the docs as is much simplier for most of our customers - just adding an MX in the DNS zone with lowest prio.
A good one is allowing mx in the spf records (a TXT) - so mailing will be oridnary (without bouncing to our server), but incoming from mx.gurtam.net will be allowed. Adding a proper SPF usually requires a postmaster, that knows what he is doing and that is why we did not include that in the docs - maybe we should think over that?
Also note - in case you are not aware on how to add such a record you can send a letter to support@gurtam.com for assistance.

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adding own SMTP server for billing profile

Re: adding own SMTP server for billing profile

Hi Sergey,

third way would be (hopefully in the near future) to be able to add in config of billing plan your own SMTP Server.
Keeps the load of your SMTP lower and would be even possible for people who can not change / add etc. their DNS settings correct...

But i will look into this spf record think...

Thanks
Wolf.

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adding own SMTP server for billing profile

Re: adding own SMTP server for billing profile

here is a little sample SPF record:

v=spf1 a mx a:mx.gurtam.com mx:mx.gurtam.com ip4:77.74.50.79 ~all

(needed to be added as TXT string in dns zone)

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adding own SMTP server for billing profile

Re: adding own SMTP server for billing profile

wwbusch aka Buwo wrote:

here is a little sample SPF record:

v=spf1 a mx a:mx.gurtam.com mx:mx.gurtam.com ip4:77.74.50.79 ~all

(needed to be added as TXT string in dns zone)

Why do You use ip in SPF record?
For few years we have only
txt: v=spf1 mx:gurtam.com ~all and it works perfect.

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adding own SMTP server for billing profile

Re: adding own SMTP server for billing profile

vestigodata wrote:
wwbusch aka Buwo wrote:

here is a little sample SPF record:

v=spf1 a mx a:mx.gurtam.com mx:mx.gurtam.com ip4:77.74.50.79 ~all

(needed to be added as TXT string in dns zone)

Why do You use ip in SPF record?
For few years we have only
txt: v=spf1 mx:gurtam.com ~all and it works perfect.


much helps much :-))

no, i am just not understanding it 100% and my "SPF generator" asked for all options...

So as i understand its a "or, or, or" rule...

Wolf.

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