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[Resolved]Bouncing emails

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by zorba, Jun 1, 2004.

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  1. zorba

    zorba Thread Starter

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    Hi folks,

    I had bouncing emails which I believe I tracked down to fact I was using a domain forwarder and email forwarder, which added its own server IP address to email headers. Then when about 2 or 3 mths ago every ISP in the land (UK) switched on SPF, my own ISP's SPF blocked out a lot of email that was addressed for me, on the basis that it was spam (my ISP told me this happened if it came from another company that ran SPF, or whose ISP ran SPF, because my ISP's SPF would be able to do a lookup of domain vs. IP address, and lo-and-behold, any email that had been forwarded now looked like spam !).

    Very annoying - lost lots of client and candidate emails without knowing...
    I was told the problem was that I was using email forwarding - no surprise I suppose - even my untrained eye could tell that email forwarding is a bit of a hack...

    Anyhow, what I did was move my domain hosting in-house with my ISP so its properly hosted and I no longer need any domain forwarding or email forwarding, which I'm told should fix the problem.

    BUT - how can I be sure it has ? is there any sort of diagnostic I can run or check I can do ?

    ..would hate to lose another 2 mths email - would probably put me out of bizness

    lotsa love
    C.
     
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  3. zorba

    zorba Thread Starter

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    Thanks hewee, great link which I'll come back to in the future.
    Unfortunately I couldn't find any utilities which will prove my email isn't bouncing.

    I am getting mail through, but then again I was only missing a certain percentage of mail before (that which came from servers running SPF themselves), so that doesn't tell me much.

    Anyone got any other ideas ?
     
  4. zorba

    zorba Thread Starter

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    I have stopped using a domain forwarder and brought the domain hosting "in-house" with my ISP, and so far have seen/heard of no incidences of emails sent to me having bounced
    Looks like problem fixed - thanks all for your help
     
  5. hewee

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    Your welcome :)
     
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