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Are Cloud Servers Bad for Sending Email?

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Public cloud servers are great for many things; however, sending email is not one of them.

Why Cloud Servers are Bad for Sending Email?

The IP address spaces used by the major public cloud vendors (i.e. Amazon, Rackspace, etc.) for their cloud servers are well known and are generally black- or gray-listed by anti-spam systems. Additionally, many of the IP addresses in use by these systems are additionally “polluted” from previous abusive use by spammers.  When you set up a new cloud server, you could be easily assigned a “tarnished IP.”  Even if you do not inherit an exceptionally bad IP reputation from the previous user(s) of your new IP, your server will still be in the uncertain neighborhood of “public cloud IP addresses.”  This is the “wrong side of the tracks” and thus considered a possible spam source.

Cloud servers are bad for sending email

 

We have investigated several services that claim to offer “Cloud-Based Outbound Email” and have found that many use cloud servers for things like scanning email messages for spam and viruses, but use non-public cloud servers for the actual sending of email.  This is obviously not true for all companies, but it points to the fact that if everyone might be affected, the solution is to NOT send email directly from your public cloud.  There are, however, straight-forward solutions to getting email originating from such servers delivered.

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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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Understanding Email Services: A crash course in email jargon

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

You thought email was a simple concept, but you are at once confronted with a plethora of acronyms and jargon like POP, IMAP, WebMail, Aliases, Forwards, SMTP, IMAP, POP, Quota, SPAM, TLS, SSL, Archival, and more! This article describes the ins and outs of email, explains these terms, and helps you figure out what services and features you need from your personal or business email service provider.

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Make LuxSci Your Intelligent Smarthost

Monday, May 18th, 2009

LuxSci’s authenticated smart hosting service has been enhanced to provide full compatibility with outbound SecureLine automatic email encryption, per-user taglines, per-user sending limits, per-user SMTP usage auditing, and more. It also makes integration with your existing email server or Exchange server very easy.

This new “intelligent” smart hosting feature takes the stream of inbound email coming from your server through a single LuxSci SMTP user and determines which actual user is sending the message, based on the “From” address in the message headers.  The message is then treated as if it was sent by and authenticated by the LuxSci user with that address.

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