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comment Own SMTP server vs SendGrid/PostmarkApp/CritSend/SMTP.com/etc
Thanks for the input: we dont send to free providers/ISP mailboxes. Just corporate businesses or public sector businesses who most likely run their own email server - the kind that don't have feedback loops/whitelists. What would an ESP give us for this sort of usage?
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comment Sending Bulk Email/Newsletter (20,000 emails) - our SMTP server vs bulk provider, what software, etc
Unfortunately I can't use Mailchimp or similar as they don't like bought lists. However the list we're using is from the UK Office of Public Sector Information which as far as I'm aware is fully legal as its open information.
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comment Own SMTP server vs SendGrid/PostmarkApp/CritSend/SMTP.com/etc
Thanks for answering. Thing is it's not difficult to set up SPF/DKIM/etc when its all configurable in the mail server. What concerns me is I've tried similar services to PostageApp and a couple test emails were flagged as possible spam when emails from our SMTP server were fine. So it took more of my time to alert the provider and even then there's not much they can do since its a corporate exchange account and they will have no idea what spam rules they're using.
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comment Sending Bulk Email/Newsletter (20,000 emails) - our SMTP server vs bulk provider, what software, etc
Yeah I accept I wasn't too clear in the question with mentioning free providers. I guess most enterprise mail servers will use blacklists/spamassassin/postini services to filter spam. Exception of the above are enterprise people on Google Apps, however currently our mail to Gmail is all fine.
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comment Sending Bulk Email/Newsletter (20,000 emails) - our SMTP server vs bulk provider, what software, etc
Thanks. I'm not so sure I'm worried about people clicking Report Spam. I dont think any emails are going to free email providers - everything is going to corporate addresses. Also, no US places seem to like using purchased lists. Things are a little different in the UK though if bought from a provider registered with the List Warranty Register - dma.org.uk/information/ind-listintro.asp
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