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question about outgoing IP

Discussion in 'Plesk 9.x for Linux Issues, Fixes, How-To' started by Sven L., Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Sven L.

    Sven L. Regular Pleskian

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    hello.

    this is something i have wondered a long time now.

    i have had several different mail servers in the past. also some older plesk servers.

    when a customer sent an email, the ip of the sender was that of my server. which was ok by my standards.

    now, with plesk 9.5.4 and postfix, when a customer sends an email through :25 (with smtp auth) the ip of the sender is his own.
    when i read the headers of such mail, his public ip shows up, instead of the public ip of my server.

    this ends up with big problems, because many of my customers are small business or private persons, with dinamic IPs that are blacklisted in many places because of the bad politics of spanish ISP (they re-use blacklisted IPs without "cleaning" them first) and so they lose many emails because of antispam systems.

    how can i change it so all outgoing email for a certain domain uses my servers ip instead of the end-users ip?
     
  2. IgorG

    IgorG Forums Analyst Staff Member

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    It was implemented to latest Plesk 10.4.4 version. From Release Notes:

     
  3. Sven L.

    Sven L. Regular Pleskian

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    thx for your reply.

    is this something i can turn off/on? where in the plesk panel can i find it?
     
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    IgorG Forums Analyst Staff Member

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    It works by default in Plesk 10.4.
     
  5. Sven L.

    Sven L. Regular Pleskian

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    hm, but this way would this mean i have to adquire a new IP for each customer? this would be rather expensive and a waste of resources.

    would it be possible that my server has 2 IP, use one for "serious customers" and one for "dangerous customers"?
     
  6. f6n5i4qweuf

    f6n5i4qweuf New Pleskian

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    How to turn this off? I want all mail from one IP address? Why the hell this is not documented anywhere?
     
  7. Amin Taheri

    Amin Taheri Golden Pleskian Plesk Certified Professional

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    Sven, no it means that if the customer has a dedicated IP already then it will use his IP to send the mail. This doesnt require you to do anything or purchase anything. Its a basic protection that is now in Plesk that will allow you to put a user on a dedicated IP (for w/e reason) and then if that user gets blocked due to spam or w/e only that dedicated IP is blocked, not your main servers IP.

    f6n5i4qweuf, I have no clue how to disable it so sorry about that, but even if it can be why would you need this disabled? This seems like a nice feature.
     
  8. Hostasaurus.Com

    Hostasaurus.Com Regular Pleskian

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    It sounds like there's been a little miscommunication in this thread. Sven, the mail headers for any email sent via SMTP through your server should always show the IP address of the computer that originated the email, regardless of which MTA you're using (postfix vs qmail), since that will always be the first SMTP conversation. The only thing that has changed with certain very specific configurations is that where previously, all email leaving your server would always be delivered from the first IP address on the server, now, that same email sent by a given customer will be delivered outbound using the IP address that customer's site is hosted on. The customer's computer would have still been in the headers either way.

    What is probably more likely to affect people with this change is the fact that many hosting providers still don't have proper reverse DNS set up for their customers' addresses, but probably do have correct reverse DNS for at least the primary server IP they assigned to a customer server.

    Any chance that is the cause of your customers not being able to have their mail delivered?
     
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