Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#277 new change

Set up a central mail server

Reported by: fhd Assignee:
Priority: P4 Milestone:
Module: Infrastructure Keywords:
Cc: philll Blocked By:
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Ready: yes Confidential: no
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Description (last modified by fhd)


Currently, every server sending emails (Trac, Discourse, cron jobs etc.) sends them directly. However, for various reasons, these emails are sometimes considered spam. If we use a central mail server for all this, it's much easier to ensure the IP isn't blacklisted etc.

What to change

Set up a dedicated mail server, and make all other servers deliver email via it.

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by fhd

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comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by fhd

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comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by trev

  • Cc trev added

Note that setting up DKIM and SPF would also help with not being regarded spam - and this also requires a single mail server to be manageable.

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by fhd

  • Cc philll added

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by philll

I added some summed up information about anti-spam techniques at AntiSpam

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by dimentiyinfo

Today I was unable to register here with my main e-mail address (x@…, where x is dimentiy). Sad news, other hosts can send me emails (including spam robots, unfortunately).

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by fhd

  • Cc trev removed
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