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Let's say I have a domain foobar.com and I have configured an email address info@foobar.com to be forwarded to foobar@gmail.com. I would like to send emails from Google Mail or Outlook using info@foobar.com as a sender address. But because info@foobar.com is only a forwarding I have no SMTP server login credentials and Google Mail requires those. Is there a solution to this problem? I would somehow need to be able to attach an SMTP user to the forwarded email address without actually storing the emails on the Webfaction server, because doing so would lead to a burial ground of data which no one would ever be going to read.

Regards, Claudio

asked 18 Sep '14, 08:31

claudio
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Just create a WebFaction mailbox and use that for your SMTP authentication with smtp.webfaction.com. You don't need to assign any address to the mailbox for this to work.

Storing sent messages on a server is actually an IMAP function, so sending mail via our SMTP server from Gmail will not cause any mail to be stored on WebFaction.

Note, however, that you should only use our SMTP server to send mail with info@foobar.com (for example) as the sender. Using WebFaction’s SMTP server, you may not send email with a sender address domain used by common email providers, including aol.com, gmail.com, hotmail.com, outlook.com, and yahoo.com. To send messages from such providers’ addresses, please use the provider’s SMTP server. All outgoing mail with such a sender address domain is silenty discarded unsent; no error or bounce message is returned to the sender.

Hope that helps!

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answered 18 Sep '14, 16:40

seanf
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edited 18 Sep '14, 16:52

Thank you very much. This works just the way I need it.

(19 Sep '14, 10:47) claudio
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