I’d like to support pop polling for my communities.
The problem is, that we don’t actually run and maintain our own MX. We’re using the MX infrastructure of our webhosters and Google Apps (free subscription). Our webhosters aren’t providing any wildcard support for answering keys. And Google won’t be my first choice for privacy concerns.
Mandrill has some kind of inbound support but their service isn’t compatible with Discourse for any reason.
What are you guys suggesting me?
How are you dealing with pop polling?
I don’t wanna run and maintain my own MX infrastructure. But I also don’t like to pay monthly fees just for receiving mails. Amazon AWS would be fine, but as far as I know, that’s not their business. SES supports outbound, Amazon Work Mail doesn’t fit to my use case.
@codinghorror: Is there any way to use the answer key inside the message (maybe hidden into the html code) and bypass the wildcard requirement for spam protection?
The only system that is allowed to analyse the content of the inbound is Discourse, not Google, no Admin and no one else. Third party MX provider should just do their job by delivering mails and nothing else.