Frequently Asked Questions

What are the relay mail server settings on my dedicated server?

Last Updated: March 27, 2006 4:27 PM

All outbound email from a dedicated server must use this relay server:

k2smtpout.secureserver.net

All of our dedicated servers are pre-configured to use this server.

NOTE: Our dedicated servers have an outbound email limit of 1000 per day. If you need to send more than a 1000 emails per day, please call customer support or open a support ticket to request a higher limit.

In Linux, Plesk uses qmail as the default mail server. The configuration file /var/qmail/control/smtproutes needs to have the line :k2smtpout.secureserver.net in it so that it will work properly (the colon is necessary).

In Windows, if Plesk is installed, MailEnable uses a "smarthost" of k2smtpout.secureserver.net.

For the most part, you do not need to worry about these settings unless something is not working or you want to use a different mail server daemon on your dedicated machine.

NOTE: This is not the relay setting that you would use to set up your email client (like Outlook or Thunderbird). For information about setting up an email account on your dedicated server, see Setting Up an E-Mail Account in Plesk