Reminder: Outgoing SMTP server to discard mails using well-known domains in senders

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Effective now, our outgoing SMTP servers will stop relaying outgoing messages which use well-known domains like gmail.com,yahoo.com, aol.com etc in the sender address. Messages sent using such domains in the sender address will be silently discarded.

This is being done as most of these domains use SPF and DKIM, hence relaying mails for them decreases our SMTP server’s reputation and increases chances of legitimate mails getting misidentified as spam.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this change, please open a support ticket via our control panel to let us know.

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[Fixed] Intermittent SMTP connectivity

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Connectivity to smtp.webfaction.com is currently intermittent for some customers due to DDOS mitigation services that were activated to protect the server from an inbound attack.

We’ll update this post when the attack has subsided and when normal connectivity has been restored.

2013-05-28 22:43 UTC: The attack has subsided and normal connectivity has been restored.

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[Fixed] Emergency maintenance on smtp.webfaction.com

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Our SMTP server smtp.webfaction.com is currently down for emergency maintenance. We will update this post as maintenance progresses.

2012-02-07 12:12 UTC: smtp.webfaction.com is back online.

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