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Configuring for Reliable Email Sending

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by Mark Hansen, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Mark Hansen

    Mark Hansen New Member

    Are there any good articles about how to configure your XenForo host to send emails reliably (so they are not treated as SPAM)?

    Ideally, I'd like the emails that go our for verification of new registrations to come from support@megalytic.com - but that is a Google Apps account. Another alternative we've been looking at is using SendGrid. But, I'm not sure what is the best way to hook up the Zend Framework mail transport that XenForo uses with either Google Apps or with SendGrid.

    We are running XenForo on Ubuntu 13.04 on an Amazon EC2 instance.
  2. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

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  3. Mark Hansen

    Mark Hansen New Member

    Cause I'm not sure how to make it work with XenForo. That's why I'm posting here. To see if anybody has pointers about how to configure XenForo with SendGrid, or SES, or whatever. Just need it to be reliable and not sending emails to SPAM.
  4. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

  5. Mark Hansen

    Mark Hansen New Member

    Thanks - I thought it would be harder! So, I just configured SMTP to work with SendGrid. We've had some deliverability problems with SES and like SendGrid better.
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  6. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

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  8. japersonal

    japersonal Member

    I recently started using mandrill.com and I'm quite happy with them. Pricing is like double of Amazon SES, but Mandrill is a ready-to-use service, plus you have nice charts to see how your sending emails are going.
  9. Mark Hansen

    Mark Hansen New Member

    Oh, its only a few dozen per day at this point.

  10. Mark Hansen

    Mark Hansen New Member

    Thanks. We had problems with SES blacklisting our customers. Not us, but whenever an email would bounce, SES would not send to that email address any longer. Some perfectly fine email addresses would occasionally bounce and end up on this list. There was not obvious way to see the list or get alerted to when this happened. That was about a year ago. Might be different now.

  11. Blue

    Blue Well-Known Member

    Mandrill was easy to get up and running. Just set it up like any other SMTP mail account.

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