Re: BT and the mail relay and sbs 2003
- From: Simon <news@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2007 18:13:25 +0000
Thanks for the link on A&A - the name has been around for a long time so will check out the site. As I get more SBS customers it would be nice to keep that side of it consistent.
Simon wrote:.Joe wrote:Simon wrote:I have one customer on BT using DNS, their reverse is host81-123-45-67.in-addr.btopenworld.com [18.104.22.168] (numbers changed) and they have had no problems with DNS email, of course I am also going to get them away from BT asap due to the customer service in general.Hi,
If your hosting site has an smtp server you can use then do that and avoid BT completely. Run CEICW specify the hosting smtp server as the the outgoing server - you can't at this point enter the outgoing authentication details. Once that is done then go into the connector properties and enter them.
If you have a static IP address ditch all this asap and change to dns to route your email.
DNS sending may not be an option. At least some of BT's PTR records are generic, fixed IP address or not, and as such are blacklisted by SORBS and others. BT tends not to understand PTR records, and is not especially keen to alter them, even for 'business' customers. I don't accept mail from senders with generic PTR records, nor, I think, do most ISPs.
Oh and yes avoid tiscali as well as Joe said.
Wasn't me, but I'd agree, though they're not the worst. My daughter uses plus.net and is happy with them (she runs various servers) and I'm just about happy with Demon, though less than I was. I know people who speak highly of Andrews and Arnold, and I'll probably try them if Demon mess me about any further. Judging by the website (www.aaisp.co.uk), they appear to know what they're doing:
When you order you can tell us how many computers you are using. There is no limit on this - unlike many ISPs. You can have real IP addresses for all of them, or use NAT (network address translation) if you prefer. We can allocate more than one block of IP addresses if you need (e.g. for a firewall link). We can even allocate IP6 addresses for you. There is no extra charge for blocks of IP addresses or static IPs. All of our services use static public IP addresses."
I have a client on BT who needed to send email to a 1&1 address, and they use SORBS. Generic PTR record, as you say. I had to give them an account their server could authenticate to, which then relayed to where they needed to reach. BT provided no mail facilities on the customer's ('business') account, they were expected to use webmail.
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