Any SMTP email providers which allow for a low volume of legitimate 'spoofed' email?
March 11, 2011 12:59 PM Subscribe
Are there any low-volume SMTP email relay services which allow the sending of 'spoofed' emails for valid site purposes (like a 'forward to a friend' feature)?
posted by cowbellemoo to computers & internet (6 answers total)
The site I just inherited is now hosted on AWS' EC2, which is understandably strict about outgoing SMTP traffic. However, even their add-on email service requires verification of any "from" address used in an email. The site's "forward to a friend" feature sends spoofed emails through a website form, so when the recipient replies to the message, it goes to the address that the forwarder gave to the web form. I figure my options are:
1. Find a less-restrictive SMTP provider that allows for a low volume (a few dozen a day) of legitimate spoofed emails.
2. Re-implement the feature using a static site-specific address (firstname.lastname@example.org).