I am ready to run a website to provide "tell your friends" service,.
with the service, users can send email from their website to their friends.
in fact, the email will be sent through my website.
so I want to find a share server for my website, I hope the server not limit on sending email function.
can you help me?
Most hosts won't limit on the sendmail but if you send lets say 100 mails in one minute, most budget hosts for $5/mo. will have problems with that, but on the other hand if you send 100 emails over ten minutes time frame then it should be fine, just depends on what kind of volume of traffic you're looking at and how optimized your script is.
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I estimate that will be less than 500 emails per hour.
Thats actually alot of emails to go through presumably sendmail on the server from a script. Its not that most servers cannot handle that, its just that alot of hosts have some security wrapped around sendmail so as to avoid being abused via php injection attacks, etc...
I would 1) customize your script so as to send through smtp vs sendmail and 2) try to minimize the number of emails sent
Honestly, 500/hour is ALOT for a "tell a friend" script. Typically, only a small percentage of site visitors would use this feature, so, 1 would pressume that if you were sending 500 emails per hour with this script that you would have a significant amount of traffic - and more then likely this site would be a VPS or a dedicated requirement.