Re: [ietf-smtp] own mail server: DNS / static IP / no bad reputation?

John Levine <johnl@taugh.com> Fri, 09 October 2020 20:45 UTC

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Subject: Re: [ietf-smtp] own mail server: DNS / static IP / no bad reputation?
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In article <20201009203231.GA91739@kiel.esmtp.org> you write:
>On Sun, Sep 27, 2020, John R Levine wrote:
>
>> On the other hand, if you want to run your own mail server, setting up a BSD
>> or Linux VPS with matching f/rDNS is not hard and not expensive.  I have a
>> tiny one (20GB disk, 512MB RAM, 1TB/mo) for $27/yr and a reasonably cqpable
>> one (30GB/1GB/2TB) for $43.20/yr.  To set the rDNS I just put in a ticket
>
>Could you please share the information about the hosting companies
>who can provide this kind of deal? ISPs in my new location do not
>offer static IPs :-(

Here in the US every VPS provider still gives you a static IPv4 IP,
and the competent ones give you v6 as well, either automatically or on
request.

The place I use is called Tektonic, http://tektonic.net/

>Setting up a mail server "in the cloud" (e.g., Amazon) seems to be
>fairly useless with all the "bad reputation", ...

Agreed, hosting mail at Amazon is a losing battle. Tektonic does
(mostly) transparent outbound mail filtering so their reputation seems
pretty good. The only time it got me, I really was sending spam to
people for analysis, and when I explained that (and they saw I had
been a customer for a while with no complaints) they turned it off.

R's,
John

PS: If you use this link I get a rebate: https://manage.tektonic.net/?affid=119