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what are the best practices to configure WHM that emails get delivered to inbox not spam?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by nonin, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. nonin

    nonin Power Member

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    good morning,

    The question is: is there anything else a person should configure in WHM in order for the emails avoid spam filters?

    .. I'm not interested in email marketing, but want that emails of my clients will get delivered where they are supposed to.

    A friend of mine suggested to edit dns zone of the domain and add an spf recort as a TXT.

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    is there anything else we could do and what settings to double check?

    tx
     
  2. fatboy

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    SPF and DKIM are good things to have but also keep an eye on your IP address in blacklists. I checked the ip of the domain name you have in the image above and you are not on any (and YISP are a good company to deal with as well ;))

    Not sure how you are hosting that - shared, VPS, dedicated but if you are sharing the IP address with anyone else keep an eye on the blacklists.

    If you are on a VPS or dedicated there is software you can use to keep an eye on your email sending - it can give you a heads up if it spots a large amount of email going out etc.

    The other thing you have to think about but have no control over is the remote server you are sending to. If you send a lot of emails to your clients and, for example, they are all on Gmail, Google may soft block your IP for a period of time if it thinks you are sending too much their way at once.

    Email - tricky thing to play with :)
     
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    I can send upto 50k+ emails directly to the inbox on daily basis, Skype your id if you are interested to deal with me.
     
  4. nonin

    nonin Power Member

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    yes - yisp is my 100% favourite for dedicated server needs.. especially as I consider Rens a friend of mine (more or less) :)
     
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    mirrorer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Avoid this guy.
    If he could do that,he would be busy making $$$/day

    OP:
    You will need:

    DKIM
    DMARC
    SPF
    SenderID
    and most important: rDNS match

    Send a test email using www.mail-tester.com ,you should be able to see what you're missing.

    Ideally you want a 10/10 score which means perfect configuration.

    Or you can use amazon ses for transactional emails and never worry about your emails missing.

    Good luck
     
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  6. nonin

    nonin Power Member

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    thank you - haven't heard about it before. have a good week, n
     
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    Ask your provider if you have a dedicated ip to add reverse dns.
     
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    Apache SpamAssassin is one of the most popular email filter. It examines incoming email and tests for spam characteristics. There are many more email filter available like ASSP, Mx logic which are equally good.

    If you want to keep your IP with good reputation i suggest you to use MailChannel.
     
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    Like Mirrorer mentioned all of those, out of those, setting up correct rDNS is extremely important. Another thing you can do is, go with services like mandrillapp. They have a good IP reputation and that can help you land into Inbox.
     
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  10. JesterMaverick

    JesterMaverick Newbie

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    Thanks for this!