[aklug] Re: Stupid PBL

From: Mike Tibor <tibor@tibor.org>
Date: Wed Oct 05 2011 - 14:58:24 AKDT

On Mon, 3 Oct 2011, Christopher Howard wrote:

> Currently I am running an e-mail server out of my apartment. I like
> running my own e-mail server because it gives me more control, and for
> the educational experience. But the only lame thing is that some other
> mail servers refuse to receive my e-mails because I use dynamic dns and
> thus my e-mail address is part of the PBL:
> http://www.spamhaus.org/pbl/
> I could get a static IP and then request the address be removed from the
> list. But that would be lame because ACS charges something like $30 a
> month for a static IP.
> Are there any other options I might be overlooking here to deal with
> this problem?

I think the easy option would be to use your ISP's mail server as a
smarthost (to use Sendmail terminology). You still receive your inbound
stuff directly, but your outbound gets funnelled through your ISP, who
handles the delivery. The destination mail server will see the SMTP
connection coming from your ISP's server instead of yours. The Recieved:
headers will contain the transaction between your server and your ISP's,
but that shouldn't be an issue.

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