Setting up email for my FBL -- best method.

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  1. c2payton

    c2payton New Member

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    Hey guys, this is Payton at Convert2Media, and I'm taking the reigns of mailing. I did some trolling around on the forums here, and wasn't finding a solution, or best action in my certain situation. Sorry I can't contribute too much to discussions in terms of my 'expertise in mailing,' but I hope to eventually.

    Here's the scoop: I've purchased my domains that I'll be mailing of - everything is good there. I have a dedicated server w/ 'company X' with no configuration or admin panels -- from what I've been reading up here it's the 'most secure' option. I have all of my DNS pointing to this dedicated server. After submitting a ticket at my 'company X' hosting, they wouldn't be able to setup a mailing username for my domain (I'm needing to setup [email protected] to configure/setup my FBL).

    What do you guys recommend on this? I know a few options may be "setting up a hosting plan with the registrar I have," or "pointing the MX records for that domain to another server with an admin/plesk/cpanel."

    Thanks guys! :stupido2:
     
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    c2payton New Member

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    Derek says "hi." He's a few seats over.
     
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    either setup email forwarding at your registrar, which will just forward mail to [email protected] to ie, [email protected]

    or you can pay for an email hosting package and setup [email protected] to receive mail, then configure your mail client like thunderbird or outlook to add that account.
     
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    Hey SG, thanks!
    I'm using PushSend, and they have a feature for Yahoo FBL built in. I was just under the impression that "Yahoo FBL wouldn't be active and forward messages until you confirmed a message at [email protected]". If you can elaborate on that, that'd be great. I'm being told that with this system I don't need to confirm the link and that things should still forward.

    Thanks as always for the advice and input. I'll see what I can figure out... ;p
     
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    No - you are not being told that you don't need to confirm the link...only that you will AFTER it's been forwarded to you.
     
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    Damn, I was hoping I was just finding out I didn't have to confirm those pesky links. :)
     
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    >.< Alright, PushSend are helping me out. It's a first-time putting all of this together, and the PushSend system is sound. More or less the problem is with the unfamiliarity on my part (working with FBLs). :D

    Thanks guys... we're good!
     
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    The forwards as mentoned would do the trick but your host should still be able to set up incoming mail for you using postfix or something, you can keep your outgoing and incoming separate. You may not know how to do this so trying to figure out how to explain what to do, but there are programs out there that can help you with this, like webmin and some postfix control panels that I can't think of off hand, but either way your host really shouldn't have trouble setting up postfix for you and having all mail going to the the current usernames on the system, there are many ways to do this. You can also point your mx records to another server that is set up for only incoming mail, even a cheap web hosting account with a nice control panel.
     

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