Frequently Asked Questions

The NearlyFreeSpeech.NET FAQ (*)

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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?

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 hosted here as my contact address?

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

If your site runs PHP, you should use the mail() function.

For all CGI languages, you should use /usr/bin/sendmail.

These are the only supported methods to send email from sites hosted on our service.

You may not connect to SMTP ports 25 or 465 on other networks' servers; these are SMTP MTA (mail transfer agent) ports used by full-time email servers to exchange existing messages with each other. Your web site is not an email server, so it is not appropriate for it to use these ports. Therefore, to prevent spammers from abusing our service, we actively block such connections.

Some email services offer authenticated SMTP MSA (mail submission agent) services on port 587 that may be appropriate for accepting new email messages from your site. However, doing so is unsupported by us and we do not guarantee it will be a suitable option for your circumstances; contact your email service if you need any assistance with this.

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

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

What is greylisting?