Frequently Asked Questions

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How much email can my site send?

I need email hosting for my domain. Where should I get it?

I sent a test message from my Gmail account through NearlyFreeSpeech.NET Email Forwarding, which forwards back to my Gmail account. How come it never showed up?

How can I stop spammers from sending email that says that it's from my domain?

How do I send email to others using a domain name for which I have NearlyFreeSpeech.NET Email Forwarding?

If you prefer a free, web-based solution, Gmail is one of the most popular, although some of our members find trusting Google with such sensitive information difficult. However, it can be tricky to get Gmail to send email from a non-Gmail address and Google is slowly removing the options for doing so.

In addition, most mail programs, such as Outlook, Outlook Express, and Thunderbird, have the ability to do this with just a few minutes' worth of configuration. However, you must have an SMTP email server that you can use to send these messages; we do not provide that service.

In almost all cases, the SMTP server you should use to send mail from your domain is run by your ISP, and it is the same server you would use to send mail from your regular ISP email account. Since ISPs vary widely, we cannot provide more specific guidance than this. However, they should have their own technical support that can help you get this set up.

For many reasons, we cannot provide this service to you. Most ISPs block access to outside mail servers by their users because of the email problems created when one of their users' computers gets a virus. Even if yours doesn't (and they probably should), you cannot use our servers to send mail as this is a technique called "relaying" that is used by spammers to conceal the origin of their messages. As a result of that, the practice of relaying is now deprecated and is not supported.

How do I set up third-party email services with NearlyFreeSpeech.NET DNS?

I have NearlyFreeSpeech.NET Email Forwarding. Somebody tried to send me email and it was rejected. Why?

How do I remove / stop being charged for NearlyFreeSpeech.NET email forwarding for my domain?

Why can't I use an email address in a domain used here as my contact address?

How do I send email from my dynamic site hosted here?

What should I put in my SPF records to send mail from my site using my domain name?

Why can't I disable the spam filter/virus protection/greylisting on my email forwarding?

What is greylisting?