- Nov 4, 2020
I am currently with WHC hosting and I use pop 3 to forward my firstname.lastname@example.org email address to email@example.com.
I can send out via gmail via my firstname.lastname@example.org because I use pop3 so I can set my outgoing address.
I am experiencing quite a few difficulties via the WHC spam filters and missing important emails. Last night I was notified by netflix that my emails are not going through and I had to substitute my regular gmail address.
- I have set the WHC spam filter to 10 (lowest filtering level)
- I have whitlisted @gmail, @outlook etc, all major providers
Yet I still get so many complaints from customers of my emails bouncing and the netflix notification last night confirmed for me that I need to look at something else especially for email because hosting packages are to restrictive with spam. I don't want nor need spam filters, gmail does the job perfectly for me but on shared hosting you are bound by the server and in my case its not doing it's job.
RoundCube comes with the hosting package but it's no answer because the rejected mail in on the server end before it ever reaches rouncube. The pop3 integration with gmail is pathetic because it checks only once or twice per hour so I also set a forward (redirect) which works instantly in most cases but that changes the headers and marks emails from lists as spam and they go to my spam folder.
I am at my wits end with email and google apps is getting out of control price wise (per user charge) and overly complex to administrate because you need separate business and personal inboxes and integrating everything into one inbox is overly complicated.
I was thinking of emailing WHC support but I know the answer, its shared hosting, they cannot turn of spam filters but short of a dedicated mail server I am stuck on what to do because I use it for my personal business, dn.ca, and mapledots emails and at this point I am quite concerned on how much I am missing especially since even netflix cannot get through.
All I can say is I want to continue using gmail as my central inbox where all email ends up. Those filters work flawless and I DONT meed more spam control. I need something that forwards all mail with an unfiltered pass through so I can decide what is spam or not and shared hosting is for sure not the answer.
I am going to look around and see what I can do so if any members have some advice please feel free to post.
Also @FM maybe you can give me some advice with shared hosting.
I have dedicated servers for dn.ca but they do not handle the emails, they only handle automated emails and all other @dn.ca like admin@ sponsor@ donate@ are all handled through WHC and I am worried knowing my email is filtered at a higher level than what I have access to.