need server for outsourced mailing service - no spam
I am about to launch a service like mailermailer.com - lyris.com/products/listhosting/ etc etc..
This is naturally only for 100% legit lists, double opt in etc.
We only have a few clients lined up, but all in all its about 2M mails/week that they will need to send out.
I need the right host for this setup. Someone that understands the demands of the line of services that I have chosen. Someone who wont have issues when sending out that many mails...sometimes 100.000's within hours.
I need new virgin IP's and lots of them. For now it will be 3 servers.
I dont think that much bw is needed, however it should be wellconnected.
virgin ips means that noone has spammed from them yet. a lot means they plan to be burning them pretty fast. none of the hosts you listed are mailing-friendly, except for burst. gnax and tranxactglobal is the same company.
Originally posted by rusko virgin ips means that noone has spammed from them yet. a lot means they plan to be burning them pretty fast. none of the hosts you listed are mailing-friendly, except for burst. gnax and tranxactglobal is the same company.
If you have legit mailings that don't get blacklisted, I'm sure that GNAX won't have a problem with you. Contact them first, however. We currently host a client who provides hosted newsletter solutions for a certain piece of mailing software, and have to work closely with both the client and the datacenter to make sure that if spam complaints come in via the upstream providers, that we're able to promptly send all opt-in info from the clients back the the upstream to prove that it isn't spam. That technique has saved us needless "AUP violation terminations". Be prepared to deal with a lot of hassles with a service like that.
Originally posted by rusko mailing-friendly doesn't mean spam-friendly. with that said, expect to pay more because of the administrative burden being placed on the provider who has to deal with all of the complaints.
If you're providing list hosting, investigate your clients thoroughly. Give them a 0 tolerance policy for spam. Our mailing client has sent out probably over a million emails between his two servers so far. We've only gotten TWO spam complaints, and both were proved as legit, not spam, through the opt-in database (they collect names, IPs, address, etc...). That's called running a VERY tight ship. Needless to say, those two complainers were promptly removed from the lists anyway. It's a risky business unless you're prepared to put everything you have into it. My client has, and has highly positive results. His 0 tolerance policy is that if ONE legit spam complaint is made, and opt-in data cannot be provided & traced back to that person, the mailer is kicked off permanently.
It's a really risky business to enter now. Be prepared to get disconnected from many hosts unless you monitor things 100% and have extremely tight policies.