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Tracing the Origin of an Email Message — and Hiding it

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

We are often asked by our users to help  them determine from where an email message has originated. “Where did this spam come from?”

In general, it is fairly easy to do this if you have access to the “headers” of the message.  In this post, we will show you how to determine a message’s original location yourself and also how you can protect yourself from others determining your location when you send email messages to them.

Why would you need to protect yourself — If you are traveling and do not want people to know where you are; if your messages are not going through because your ISP is blacklisted or has a poor reputation.

 

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LuxSci Outbound Email: 5 Sending Options Compared!

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

It used to be that to send an email, you had very few choices and even less control over what happened once the message was sent, how many emails you could send, or how you connected to the Internet to send email.  Well, times have changed, the Internet has evolved, users are more savvy, and expectations are much higher.

Today, LuxSci offers (more than) five different ways to send outbound email, each geared to particular uses and needs.  In this article, we will describe each method, examine the pros and cons, and end with a  feature chart.  Our goal is to make your outbound email shopping experience straightforward and to provide you with an email service appropriate for your needs.

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Restrict Web Interface Logins by Country and/or Region

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

LuxSci has for a long time allowed account administrators to restrict from which IP addresses their users are permitted to login to the web interface.  Administrators can specify a list of IP addresses and IP blocks (CIDR blocks) along with a list of users exempt from these restrictions.

This service has been expanded.  Now, account administrators can restrict logins based on a chosen combination of countries and/or regions.  When a user tries to login to the web interface, that user’s IP Address is converted into the location from which s/he appears to be and that is compared to the list of allowed locations.

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