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Sat, Mar 26, 2022 9:39 AM

Outbound IP different from static IP

We have the single static IP option.

We recently started having a problem where outgoing mail is always rejected by the recipient server.  While investigating the cause, I made the discovery that our outbound IP address as seen by the peer computer is different from our static IP address. This was seen by the rejection letter, and confirmed by browsing to whatismyip.com.

The address mangling causes us to be rejected on the basis that "if this is a Comcast IP address, you must send mail through the Comcast SMTP server."  Well, that is not an option either, since we do not have a Comcast email address nor do we have Comcast hosting our domain email.

What causes the address to be NAT'd for outbound connections, and how can I turn that off?

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3分前

Greetings, @WendyB! Thanks so much for taking a moment out of your busy day to leave a post on our community forum. I'm sorry to hear you're having issues with your outbound IP address, but you have definitely come to the right place for assistance.

 

You mentioned this only started happening recently. As far as you can tell, did your outbound mail previously originate from your static IP address, only to change to this new one, or was this just happening without errors up to this point? Has there been any change to your service, software, or equipment, prior to this occurring?

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3分前

I can't say for sure that the static IP address used to be seen as the outside source, but there were no internal changes before this happened.  It is possible that Spamhaus, among others, have recently implemented new restrictions on who can relay mail.  But unfortunately, that still puts us in a bind.  Certainly, having our static IP address as the source should go a long way towards improving our server's "reputation" among recipients since we at least have RDNS in place.

Official Employee

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Thank you for reaching back out to us, @WendyB, and for sharing that information with us. Are all outgoing mail rejected or is it only occurring with specific email domains?

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Specific domains.  The messages that were brought to my attention were rejected by Yahoo.  The address that the receiving system saw *IS* listed in Spamhaus's problem IP addresses, which is why they told Yahoo to reject it.  I confirmed with a query on their page.  And the reason specified is that it's a shared Comcast address, therefore it's not trustworthy.

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Thank you so much for all your time and patience. 

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