Brian Lowrance

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    73 comments  ·  Compute Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    started  ·  Paul Nash responded

    Hello folks,

    We are currently testing a new option that may help people send mail without using a third party service. If you are interested in testing this product, please fill out the interest request form here1. Product Management for the feature may reach out to you.

    We are also continuing to make improvements to our system to allow for some customers that have an established relationship with us to apply for an exception to be able to send directly on port 25. There are a number of IP reputation issues that have to be worked through for such a use case, so it should not be considered a common solution that will meet everyone’s needs.

    We will have more updates on both of these items over time.

    1 https://www.google.com/url?q=https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScg6ponYf4bc9HftBh4H4LypqpqKm3AS3bEJ20u_EfgTw59GQ/viewform&sa=D&source=hangouts&ust=1539107700687000&usg=AFQjCNFJ4f8dyp1OgCLUwjeLWoUKY1-Z6Q

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    Brian Lowrance commented  · 

    I spent many weeks setting things up, with the intention of sending email. After reading:

    "For example, applications that use SMTP require a PTR record that points to the domain from which an email is being sent" (https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/instances/create-ptr-record) --I thought for sure there would be no issues, and email would be supported.

    The documentation is very misleading. Why say "SMTP require a PTR record that points to the domain from which an email is being sent" in the docs, if you don't support SMTP?

    Now I am familiar with Google Compute, and am super bummed that what I thought I was going to be able to do...I can't.

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