Unfortunately it can happen that your mass mailings end up as spam or are rejected by the recipients’ server. Often this is not related to a malfunctioning of our SMTP server, but caused instead by some bad practices, often applied unconsciously.
So here’s a checklist of what you should verify first and foremost:
1. Configure your DNS.
This is extremely important. Configuring your DNS records with SMTPBD details is essential to ensure the best delivery rate and avoid to be filtered out by incoming servers. The procedure is extensively explained on […]
In case port 25 (the default port for SMTP) is blocked you can choose an alternate port. We suggest to use port 587 or 2525 for plain SMTP, and port 465 when using SMTP with SSL.
We know that Gmail’s SMTP server isn’t a great choice for email marketers. Its limit of 500 readers, its willingness to close accounts for a day that breach that limit, and its display of a free email system used by businesses all make it unreliable, clunky and unprofessional.
Hotmail is even worse.
Again, you can try it. The setup is relatively straightforward. The server address is smtp.live.com, the port number is 587, and TLS/SSL is required. You’ll need your Hotmail password and email address, of course.
But that’s where […]