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SMTP transactional providers

Discussion in 'Forum software usage' started by Itworx4me, Oct 1, 2023.

  1. Itworx4me

    Itworx4me Active Member

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    Looking for a SMTP transactional providers. Looking for a service that can send emails from Xenforo. Anyone have suggestions other than AWS.

    Thanks,
    Itworx4me

     
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  2. rdan

    rdan Well-Known Member

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    I'm using MXRoute.
     
  3. Itworx4me

    Itworx4me Active Member

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    What are you using to send emails from your website? MXRoute looks like an email account service. I am looking to send emails from Xenforo.
     
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    rdan Well-Known Member

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    Yes, same a XenForo 2 forum.
    Forums outgoing emails.
     
  5. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    MXRoute has sending limit of 300 emails/hour IIRC so probably not ideal for busy Xenforo. I still use Amazon SES.

    Any reason why not using Amazon SES? You got declined for getting out of SES sandbox mode?

    An alternative I have tested for my paid consulting clients is Netcorecloud formerly known as Pepipost - like AmazonSES hides sending server's real IP address. Seems their web site and naming changed, I think it's this product AI Powered Send Email API Integration | Netcore Cloud
     
  6. Itworx4me

    Itworx4me Active Member

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    My account recently got hacked. AWS doesn't take any responsibility in what the hacker does. They expect you to fix all that the hacker messed up on your account. The only service I used was SES but the hacker went in and really messed with the other services that I have no knowledge how they work or what they do. I asked AWS to fix the issue but they refused and said it was my responsible to fix it. The only thing they provided me with is step by step instruction on how to go about fixing the issues. It took me 4 days to go through the account and fix all the stuff they messed up. In the end they ran a bill up of $230.00. My normal bill was under 0.50cents a month. I want to find a different company that will actually take the time to help me because a lot of what I had to go through was way over my head. Hope this doesn't happen to others out there.
     
  7. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Ouch. You really need to enable 2fa for your AWS account. Unfortunately terms and conditions do say it's your responsibility and that would be same for most services.
     
  8. buik

    buik “The best traveler is one without a camera.”

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    MXRoute is fine, because with a 0.50 cent bill you don't seem to send that much mail.
    The disadvantage is that you can forget about support. On the other hand. Should a mail account get hacked or the password leaks out. It's simple, straightforward old-school mail. In short re-create account and done.
     
  9. ElChorizo

    ElChorizo New Member

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    Been using sendgrid for a while. Never had any issues.