Opened on 04/08/2014 at 06:25:35 AM

Last modified on 12/21/2017 at 11:29:03 AM

#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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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.

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comment:1 Changed on 04/08/2014 at 06:26:14 AM by fhd

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comment:2 Changed on 04/08/2014 at 06:26:49 AM by fhd

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comment:3 Changed on 04/08/2014 at 06:28:20 AM 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 on 04/08/2014 at 06:55:38 AM by fhd

  • Cc philll added

comment:5 Changed on 04/08/2014 at 07:50:06 AM by philll

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

comment:6 Changed on 11/07/2014 at 09:25:33 PM by dimentiyinfo

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

comment:7 Changed on 12/21/2017 at 11:29:03 AM by fhd

  • Cc trev removed

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