Why can't I Use a Home Email Server to Send Email?

Episode 1571 (33:13)

Neal from Phoenix, AZ

Neal has a Helm home email server, but he's having issues sending his email. Leo says that ISPs are blocking email that doesn't come from an approved IP address. They will test from big companies, but little companies and personal mail servers don't get enough attention. The idea is to avoid spam. Neal can precondition a mail server by sending as many emails as he can. So create some emails on Gmail or Yahoo, and send a bunch of email to them from the home server. But Neal says his bank won't accept .EMAIL as a domain. Leo says that's because .EMAIL is a new domain, and chances are it just hasn't been updated yet. Neal can contact them directly and let them know so they can fix it.