[nycbug-talk] Running a mail server on Amazon EC2

Max Gribov max at neuropunks.org
Mon Nov 1 10:18:14 EDT 2010


On Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at 11:58:30PM -0400, Siraaj Khandkar wrote:
> Hello Gentlemen,
> Have any of you ever run a mail server on Amazon's EC2? If so, did you experience any problems due to blacklisting of EC2 addresses?

Its definitely not recommended. IP addresses are blacklisted all over, and non-elastic ip's cannot have reverse dns, which makes it even more problematic for some receivers.
We use authsmtp.com as a gateway service, we're happy with it.

> I'm thinking about moving a couple of mail servers from another VPS host to EC2. Wikipedia, as well some other posts I've read, state that spam and malware distribution from EC2 address has been common enough that their entire IP pools are being blacklisted.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_EC2#Abuse
> Any thoughts?
> Thanks!	
> -- Siraaj Khandkar
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