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SMTP's and socks proxies [help]

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by sabo, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. sabo

    sabo Newbie

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    Excuse my dumbness, but what SMTP has to do with socks proxies? I've read that you need an SMTP and socks proxies to do mass mailing. Why one doesn't work without another? How does it all work after all? I would really appreciate if someone could explain it all to me or at least give a few helpful links.

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  2. tasburrfoot

    tasburrfoot Regular Member

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    The reason SMTP traffic won't work with a regular HTTP proxy, is because well.. The obvious. SMTP isn't HTTP traffic, it's a different protocol, and operates outside of 80/8080, typically 25/465.

    Hope that gives you some clarification as to why you need a SOCKS vs an HTTP proxy.

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    Realized i didn't answer the question regarding the relationship. The reason being that the outgoing IP address is included in the header, so if an SMTP/IMAP/POP3 server sees 100k requests from the same IP.. There if clearly something wrong going on.

    Alternatively, if your using 1000 gmail accounts to game the system and avoid filters, Google is going to ban your ass quick time if you're connecting to 1000 accounts with a single IP. Thus the need for proxies. You typically want 3-5 accounts per IP for using the major providers such as Google Yahoo and hotmail.
     
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  3. sabo

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    Thanks for the detailed explanation man. Turns out it's not that complicated than I thought it was.