While we have historically provided rock-solid inbound mail forwarding, smtp port forwarding and backup mail spooling services
, we have found that there is an increasing need among our members to have access to a reliable and accessible outbound
Reasons for needing outbound smtp or outbound mail service include:
easySMTP: outbound smtp and outbound mail service
- Mobile users needing to send email from varying locations and from multiple network providers in their travels no longer need to change their mail client settings each time they switch locations.
- Residential broadband users operating their own mail servers who wish to bypass their ISP or connectivity provider's mail hubs.
- Dynamic DNS clients operating their own mail servers who find themselves unable to send mail from dynamic IP space.
- Anyone dissatisfied with the quality of service of their current outbound mail server.
Provides easyDNS members the ability to send out up to 250 messages per day
through our easySMTP service, and works with your existing mail client.
This service is bundled with the DNS-Plus service level.
Getting up and running using easySMTP is a simple 3-step process:
- Enable your domain for easySMTP in your domain's email settings by setting a password for your domain name.
- Configure your favorite mail client to use our outbound mail pool. When you enable your domain for easySMTP the module will display exactly what settings to use. Your username for the mail server will be your domain name.
For security reasons your password will be a separate password you define that is unrelated to your easyDNS member account password. This enables safe storage of your easySMTP password in your mail client software.
- Start sending mail! (But you better not spam, see below).
- How do I obtain easySMTP service for my domains?
- easySMTP service is bundled with the DNS-Plus service level.
- How much email can I send out using easySMTP?
- Up to 250 per day may be sent. For heavier usage options, please contact support with your requirements.
- What is the maximum message size for easySMTP?
- The maximum message size allowable is 25 megabytes, which is fairly common across the internet. Even if we were to allow more, it would be highly likely downstream mail servers would reject messages larger than 25 megs
- Do support TLS?
- Yes, easySMTP supports optional TLS encryption for your outbound email
- Do support SSL?
- Yes, easySMTP supports SSL connections via port 465
- Can I connect to easySMTP on ports other than 25?
- If your ISP blocks your outbound port 25, you can connect to easySMTP on any of the following ports: 25, 465 (SSL), 587, 2025, 2026, 20025, 20026
- What happens if I send spam or UCE via easySMTP?
- This is probably a bad idea. It violates our AUP and not only will we terminate your outbound mail access, we'll terminate your DNS service too. We may also terminate every other domain in your account. In unix-geek parlance "Don't do that then!".