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#64594 18-Jul-2010 18:53
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Does anyone here know of a reliable email hosting service that does not apply any spam filtering? We need to eliminate the risk of false positives. 

Most services seem to have a mandatory level of spam filtering. 

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  #353059 18-Jul-2010 19:07
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Host it yourself? Grab a Virtual Private Server, set up a mail server on top of that, and use Roundcube or similar for it's webmail interface.

But you probably want some sort of spam filtering on it.






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  #353062 18-Jul-2010 19:13
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Hosting it ourselves is one option we are looking at although we would prefer not to. If there proves not to be a service that provides what we want, we will go that way.

 
 
 
 


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  #353117 18-Jul-2010 22:09

robscovell: Hosting it ourselves is one option we are looking at although we would prefer not to. If there proves not to be a service that provides what we want, we will go that way.


I think they all do some form of passive spam filtering, otherwise it would cost them heaps on all that traffic. It is then filtered again by an active spam filter, which gets out most of the rest of the spam.



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  #353150 18-Jul-2010 23:17
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Yep, that's my concern. We have had some very important emails bounce due to false positives from legitimate correspondents in China who unfortunately are using poorly configured SMTP servers. 

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  #353163 18-Jul-2010 23:52

robscovell: Yep, that's my concern. We have had some very important emails bounce due to false positives from legitimate correspondents in China who unfortunately are using poorly configured SMTP servers. 


Yeah that is the problem with china. I think any shared hosting would be out. Even VPS is probably out,as they would probably have a filter. A dedicated server maybe your only option.

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  #353186 19-Jul-2010 00:35
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I'd set up my own server (hell it's what I do!) but as has been pointed out you'd still want some sort of spam protection. If you were to do this then greylisting + spamassassin with a whitelisted *.cn (or whatever) may do what you're wanting.

That said I wonder if you're aware of the specific incoming email addresses and/or domains before they're sent? If so you may find your current provider has a whitelist option themselves which could sort the problem, alleviating you the hassle of building your own system up. Global whitelisting for the .cn tld and using your local mail clients 'junk' filtering should at least allow you simple local control of your filtering for those important clients - assuming your provider isn't doing something else upstream from that whitelist...

Cheers, P.

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