Responsible mail server use on a residential network?
July 6, 2007 1:51 PM Subscribe
How do I send email from a linux box from my residential cable modem connection?
posted by Wild_Eep to Computers & Internet (10 answers total)
I've got a box running CentOS that fires a shell script every day. (The script backs up a friend's webserver via rsync) The log from the script is a text file that I turn into an email message. I want to send the message to my friend (at a gmail address).
When I send the messages, I get replies from gmail reading "The IP you're using to send email is not authorized."
It's implied that they want me to use my ISP's (TimeWarner) SMTP server, but I can't use that directly, mail relay restrictions and all.
I figured I could solve this problem by setting up Sender Policy Framework information for my domain. So I used I set up a TXT record for my domain with the appropriate SPF string.
Still, a few hours later, no go with GMail. Tried sending to another email address and found that my IP was listed with SpamHaus. Jumped through the requisite hoops there to attempt to remove my IP from their list.
I'm sure there's an obvious solution I'm overlooking.