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    Unhappy Anyone know of any good smtp/pop3 business email providers?

    Basically, Ive got a big problem with emails on a dedicated server. The server hosts a largeish car forum and to cut a long story short, we gott put on a spam list (one) for a short period due to some technicality relating to our postfix install.
    No, we didnt have an open relay..!! but basically, I locked down the mail server a much as possible but we are still not getting emails through to btinternet or yahoo...

    I am wondering if theres any good email outsourcing services out there for sensible money?
    We send on average 300-500 new signup emails a day and some more in reply to tech queries with the site.

    I dont want to have to move the site from this server (a lot of effort), Ive allocated a new ip to the MX record, but I believe yahoo etc are still looking at the main server IP address and this is whats causing the problems

    We are not on any spam lists, and Ive done everything I can to fix this but am running out of ideas!!! and its costing me a lot of members as they are not getting activation emails when signing up from some free providers.

    Any advice or suggestions gratefully appreciated

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    300-500 new signups per day? How many servers are you using? Are all the IP ranges on all of them blacklisted?... Care to share your community with us? maybe then WHT can help you out better!
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    Did you contact your hosting provider to help you resolve the issue?
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    edit: you're looking for a drop-in authenticated SMTP relay and not something that requires custom code/API usage?

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    You can look into a couple of remote SMTP providers:

    www.sendgrid.com
    www.critsend.com
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    thanks guys.
    We run one hi spec server (it struggles sometimes), we run centos 5/mysql/apache. I have been thinking about getting a second server and doing round robin possibly? (no experience in this yet though)

    Current members online is about 3000 max
    Just shy of 100,000 members in 4 years and growing fast.

    Correction on member signups - its 200-300 new registrations and 300-500 emails including tech emails, activation requests etc! (I wish we had 500 newbies each day)

    layer0- that is precisely the sort of thing I am looking for! many thanks

    Additionally, we are just wanting drop in smtp so that the forum can send all its mail via that as we are losing a lot of new members to sign up/activation issues because of bounced emails :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by anderow View Post
    thanks guys.
    We run one hi spec server (it struggles sometimes), we run centos 5/mysql/apache. I have been thinking about getting a second server and doing round robin possibly? (no experience in this yet though)
    It may help to split your web frontend and database backend across two different servers. Once you do that, you could even look at having multiple web frontends with a load balancer. For your database server, you should look at using SSD drives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anderow View Post
    Basically, Ive got a big problem with emails on a dedicated server. The server hosts a largeish car forum and to cut a long story short, we gott put on a spam list (one) for a short period due to some technicality relating to our postfix install.
    No, we didnt have an open relay..!! but basically, I locked down the mail server a much as possible but we are still not getting emails through to btinternet or yahoo...

    I am wondering if theres any good email outsourcing services out there for sensible money?
    We send on average 300-500 new signup emails a day and some more in reply to tech queries with the site.

    I dont want to have to move the site from this server (a lot of effort), Ive allocated a new ip to the MX record, but I believe yahoo etc are still looking at the main server IP address and this is whats causing the problems

    We are not on any spam lists, and Ive done everything I can to fix this but am running out of ideas!!! and its costing me a lot of members as they are not getting activation emails when signing up from some free providers.

    Any advice or suggestions gratefully appreciated
    Well, I use a email.biz email service provider because it provides better features than other providers. Here you can access your all email accounts at the same time whether your email account in the mail, gmail and hotmail etc. Moreover, it provides IMAP and POP service through which you can access your any email account on your iPad, mobile and system from anywhere in the world.

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