I tried to send email to relatives with an @btinternet.com address, and BT bounced it, saying, "Your message looks like SPAM or has been reported as SPAM please read www.bt.com/bulksender)."
I can assure anyone the email content is not spam--it is a "happy birthday" greeting to the relatives. I don't know or email to anyone else who has an @btinternet.com address.
I'm not a bulk mailer, and some of the requirements can't be met (such as not having a static IP address), but perhaps if I can meet some of them, BT might be willing to deliver my messages.
- Make sure the domain you send from has a Sender Policy Framework (SPF) record for the IP address you'll be sending from. An SPF record allows domain owners to publish a list of IP addresses that are authorised to send email on their behalf. The aim is to reduce the amount of spam by making it harder for malicious senders to disguise their identity
- Make sure there is a correct PTR (reverse DNS entry) for your IP address. Reverse DNS is a method of resolving an IP address into a domain name, just as the domain name system (DNS) resolves domain names into associated IP addresses. If a spammer uses an invalid IP address that doesn't match the domain name, a reverse DNS look up program will try to match this to an IP address. If no valid name is found to match the IP address, the server blocks that message
- Sign all your email using DKIM. This protects recipients against spoofing and phishing. If you don't have a DKIM entry in your DNS or don't sign your email with DKIM we're more likely to consider it spam
I can't do anything about these ones, though, so I'm hoping that Sonic has them covered:
- Check your email service has a good reputation
- Check your email sending service hasn't been blacklisted
Can anyone advise how to do the SPF, PTR, and DKIM for my personal domain? ....thanks!