We are seeking dedicated server hosting for our email marketing software for our internal use only. Offshore preferred or Onshore USA is ok as long as the followoing specs are met:
Dual or Quad Pentium Dual Core Processor
Cent OS 5X ir hIgher
4-8 Gigs Ram
1 SCSI Drive 80GB
1 Sata or Fast ATA 500GB Drive
SCSI Controler and NIC Card
Bandwidth: Minimum of 45MB Dedicated Connection or Pipe with Bursting or (50 or 100mb Dedicated Connection Preferred)
IP's 128 nor 256
We will primarily use the sever for 1-3 hours daily - Monday thru Friday
( No weekends or holidays ). All mailings are to our own clean B2B email lists.
We expect complaints to be at a minimum, although we need to be with an ISP who can be tolerant when needed All mailings are compliant with remove link, phone number etc etc and our real mailing address to our own B2B ( no B2C ) email lists.
We are looking for a very long term relationship and are willing to pay for good service and support.
Budget is in the $1000 USD per month range.
At a minimum, 24 phone support would be nice or some way to contact the tech department if there is an issue.
Please respond ASAP - We are looking to make an immediate decision.
Myles, I think I have a guess on that: although he has internal B2B lists, there are obviously emails on free mail services like Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail, AOL. Some of them limit the global # of messages per day/week/month that a single IP address can send them. Thus, people do this kind of "rotation" even for legitimate mail.
mcgmiami: Also a note to warn you: there is a probability no host will take your account immediately in the middle of the night on a weekend where Monday will be a holiday for such a "suspicious" activity, even if you pay by Credit Card (as there's chargeback possibilities). This is the kind of account that requires some kind of heavy fraud screening and warranty of payment reception prior to letting the machine in your hands... Anything would raise a red flag now.
Myles, you are 100% correct. And we publish 10 different eNewsletters so you can imagine the challenges we face. We like to rotate every few days, giving the ip's a breather. We have found that by doing so eventually with a very low complaint ratio sending limits and whitelisting requests are eased and made easier. It's not that the big free ISP's don't want to permit legit emails coming in, its more that they want to prevent unlegit emails from coming in ie -someone who has no regard for their host and just wants to send allot of email fast - that's why there are sending limits on ip's/domains that the ISP (and its users )is/are not familiar with.
Thanks for your message. Realistically, I just need to make the arrangement, proper config will take a few days > even on our end.
(IP's/ Install/ Rdns etc etc ) It seems on the weekend is when I have time to talk in the forums like this.
I really do thank you for your concern - point well taken.
If it's legit mail for your internal lists only, why so many IP addresses?
I know of dedicated mail clusters that run 24x7 pumping out mail campaigns on single ip's without any deliverability problems. The lists are clean, well maintained and true double opt-in to the specific sender. Furthermore, with a clean profile, staying on a known ip is actually advantageous because the ip builds a reputation over time.