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A Brief Guide to HIPAA-Compliant SMTP Relaying

Friday, August 10th, 2018

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is a way in which email travels across the internet. An SMTP relay is a mail server that passes on your email message to another server that can transfer your message to the intended recipient. Email providers like Gmail own and manage SMTP servers; some allow you to connect to their servers directly while others require you to send email via their webmail applications. In the latter case, providers are also safeguarding against the risk of companies sending several emails in a short period of time and engaging in spamming.

Providers that allow direct access to their SMTP servers may or may not support SMTP relaying. ‘Support’ means that you can connect to their SMTP server to send outbound email to recipients whose email is not managed by the provider (e.g., they handle email for luxsci.net addresses but not yahoo.com).

HIPAA Compliant SMTP Relaying Guide

SMTP authentication versus Secure SMTP

To avoid the risk of hackers spamming users, many email providers require authentication (e.g., via a username and password) to use their SMTP servers. Some providers may go beyond SMTP authentication and offer Secure SMTP, encrypting the communication between your computer and their server using SSL/TLS protocols. This way, the contents of your email message cannot be read along the transmission channel to the SMTP relay server.

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New Feature: High Volume Outbound Email Service

Monday, March 9th, 2009

High Volume EmailWe have seen a steadily growing demand from existing and potential clients to send legitimate bulk mailings to their clients and subscribers.  LuxSci’s policy has always been to deny such requests and pass them along to a strategic partner, or to allow them on a case by case basis at a premium cost after carefully reviewing the intent.  Why? So that the outbound email servers used by our premium customers do not get on blacklists.  You don’t want to mix mass mailing with normal business correspondence!

To meet this demand, LuxSci now offers the High Volume Outbound Email Service.

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