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Need to change IP on mail server

 
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collectoons



Joined: 05 Mar 2013
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PostPosted: Wed 06 Mar '13 0:26    Post subject: Need to change IP on mail server Reply with quote

Recently my main IP was blacklisted as a spam IP since one of my forums was hijacked and used to send tons of spam in the 'daily updates' emails that got sent from the system. I have since upgraded the forums, removed daily updates feature and cleaned out all of the spam emails that were clogging my mail queue. The issue I am facing now is that I have a couple hundred valid emails that need to get sent to my users so they can activate their accounts, etc, and they wont go anywhere since the IP was blacklisted. I have several other IPs I can use on my hosted server, but how do I change the IP that was being used under 'localhost' to a different one? The rest of my IPs are still fine and not blacklisted. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Jan-E



Joined: 09 Mar 2012
Posts: 780
Location: Amsterdam, NL, EU

PostPosted: Wed 06 Mar '13 0:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

That really depends on the system you are working on. If it is a Linux server with exim, you might try adding this to you exim.conf

interface = not.blacklisted.ip.address

Change the not.blacklisted.ip.address into any real IP-address of your server (which you can find through ifconfig).

Or try to use GMail as outgoing smtp-server:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Exim_with_Remote_SMTP_server
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