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[Discuss] Mail screwed the pooch

Here's what you need to get outgoing working through VZ FIOS:

Set up stunnel:
>  cat /etc/stunnel/ 
> [ req ]
> client = yes
> accept = 2525
> connect =

Then set up your mail server to use (in my example) localhost:2525 as an
outgoing 'smart host'.  Using sendmail, add this to your

> define(`SMART_HOST', `[localhost]')dnl
> define(`RELAY_MAILER_ARGS', `TCP $h 2525')dnl
> define(`ESMTP_MAILER_ARGS', `TCP $h 2525')dnl

The only thing you need to do then is to make sure is
in your SPF record for your domain.  If this email gets to you, that is
exactly how it got to you.


On 4/2/2016 8:01 PM, David Kramer wrote:
> I actually thought of that and tried changing Thunderbird to use
> and got "invalid username or password".  Half an hour
> with their tech support showed nothing but how clueless they were, but this
> is not a common issue.  I did get a number to call for next level support
> (I think) but they're only open business hours.  Like when I'm at work and
> can't try to send mail.  In fact, if I got this working, that could be a
> "permanent" solution.
> I didn't make this clear, but incoming mail is working dandy.  I get mails,
> I just can't reply to them because nobody's SMTP wants to accept mail from
> a dynamic Verizon address.
> I just looked up the Google SMTP, and that's a nice option, except for the
> fact that they change the From address to the Gmail address you use for
> authentication, which will be confusing for the recipient.
> On Sat, Apr 2, 2016 at 3:04 PM, Rich Pieri <richard.pieri at> wrote:
>> Quick hack for outgoing mail: configure your home MTA to use
>> as its smart relay. You could also configure your
>> clients to use Google's outgoing server to relay your mail.
>> No quick hack for incoming mail. This requires changes to your MX
>> records and these can take upwards of a week to propagate.
>> The Reply-To field is your friend. Use it.
>> --
>> Rich P.
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