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    Using Google Apps mail as SMTP Server\MX Handler?

    I am having problems with my server in the sense that, apparently, my server has low reputation so gmail is blocking my emails and hotmail is marking them as spam. The previous owner of my IP did lots of spamming so now this is falling on me.

    Apparently, they do not want to change my IPs, so my host is telling me to use Google Apps mail as my SMTP Server\MX Handler.

    Assuming I cannot change IPs, is this something I should do?

    Our site is a classifieds site, so every ad being posted will be attached to an automated email being sent. I mention this so you have an idea of how email is used in our server.

    Thanks.

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    If you aren't responsible for the IPs to be blacklisted, its your host's responsibility to give you fresh IPs.

    Just update the DNS to Google apps. Use their SMTP settings on your script to send emails through Google apps.

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    That sounds like a great way to get banned from google apps. I don't believe google apps allows automated sending of messages through their system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vmhatup View Post
    I am having problems with my server in the sense that, apparently, my server has low reputation so gmail is blocking my emails and hotmail is marking them as spam. The previous owner of my IP did lots of spamming so now this is falling on me.

    Apparently, they do not want to change my IPs, so my host is telling me to use Google Apps mail as my SMTP Server\MX Handler.

    Assuming I cannot change IPs, is this something I should do?

    Our site is a classifieds site, so every ad being posted will be attached to an automated email being sent. I mention this so you have an idea of how email is used in our server.

    Thanks.
    Good apps has a limit on how many emails you can send. I believe it is still 500 per email address on the free edition and 2000 per email address for paying users.

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    My webhost does not want to give me new IPs even though they gave me blacklisted IPs.

    What should I do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vmhatup View Post
    My webhost does not want to give me new IPs even though they gave me blacklisted IPs.

    What should I do?
    Move to another provider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vmhatup View Post
    My webhost does not want to give me new IPs even though they gave me blacklisted IPs.

    What should I do?
    Yes, change providers. And make a full backup as soon as possible because it sounds like your current provider is an ass.

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