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mailhost.realprogrammers.com, the primary mail server features some pretty effective anti-spam measures. Each night I'm sent the mail reject log from the previous day's mail activities. There are usually dozen of rejections. On average I get probably one or two pieces of spam amongst hundreds of legitimate mail and despite having my email address plastered about the 'Net (i.e. well known to spammers who crawl webpages to collect addresses).
domain.example, and two users,
dave. Each of those accounts are then forwarded to some yahoomail or ISP account, like firstname.lastname@example.org. To get the lo-spam service running you will need to,
domain.example, the various local parts, and where to forward them. For my convenience, please send them like,
You can also have a "catch-all" which makes everything else go to a particular address. I highly recommend not doing this though because sometimes spammers will try to guess addresses, often thousands of them and with a catch-all you will get every single one. I've seen attempts at this trick several times on my machine: this really isn't a theoretical point.louise: email@example.com dave: firstname.lastname@example.org
mailhost.realprogrammers.comwhich then forwards on to the various accounts.
domain.examplemachine then we can't use email@example.com :-). There are two ways of doing this, and I can figure them out so you don't need to worry about it. (If you're curious what I do is test whether the mail will accept mail using its IP address as the domain part, like firstname.lastname@example.org or perhaps an alternative name for the machine like
mail.domain.example; most machines have more than one name but won't necessarily accept mail as that unfortunately).
mailhost.realprogrammers.com, also exactly as above.