SMTP Relay Service - is their such a thing

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Steve Bruce, mct, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. A SBS2003 client has a static IP business-class cable account, but the IP
    range is still on a consumer/dynamic address block that is on all the rbl's.
    The ISP has a 3 meg limit per message for relaying through their smtp server
    and this client needs 15 - 20 meg message size for the business he is in.

    Is their such a thing an SMTP relay service for business's that have their
    own mail servers. We could set up our own smtp server at a co-hosting
    site, but that would be costly.
    Steve Bruce, mct, Jun 17, 2005
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  2. Steve Bruce, mct

    Matt Gibson Guest

    Have you complained to the ISP about their static addresses being on dynamic
    block lists?

    This is usually something they can fix.

    Matt Gibson - GSEC
    Matt Gibson, Jun 17, 2005
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  3. Javier Gomez [SBS MVP], Jun 17, 2005
  4. Steve Bruce, mct

    Russ Grover Guest

    I'd have to agree those are Very large Messages to be sending via email

    Have you talked to him about setting up a NAS on his net?
    ftp of the file would be a lot faster than emailing things.

    Besides if he FTP's things (or they grab it from him)
    it won't fill up the other mail server he's sending the 20MB file to.
    (And I know the Admin on the receiving side would appreciate that.)

    Russ Grover
    Small Business IT Support
    16086 SW Melinda St.
    Beaverton OR 97007-6303 USA
    Email: Sales at

    Russ Grover, Jun 17, 2005
  5. I have a user whose family is spread out around the northeast, and they
    wanted to be able to share large files such as digital video. I set them up
    with an account at that lets them do this - anyone with the
    password can upload or download files. I'm sure other companies offer this
    as well. It's not expensive, and it keeps those large quicktime movies of
    the grandchildren off my mailserver : -)

    Dave Nickason [SBS MVP], Jun 17, 2005
  6. Thanks for all of your responses.

    The Biz-to-Biz relationships this client has are accustomed to very large
    email document transmission and he is trying to meet the requirements
    imposed by others. This client is not in a position to re-design the
    document exchange practices for this large network of buinesses.

    Regarding complaining to the ISP, that has not helped. In our area,
    Mediacom creates a static reservations scattered throughout their
    residential pool for their business accounts.

    We could probably get a different ISP with a T1 account that would solve the
    RBL problem.

    Thanks again.

    Steve Bruce, mct, Jun 18, 2005
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