My company wants to install an email marketing software that all our clients can use.
Unfortunately our own servers are windows based and do not support php and mysql which are needed for the email system. I would like some recommendations on good hosts where we can host the system and also allow a high volume of email to be sent every now and then by our clients who would be using the system.
how other people with large subscribersí database (over 500K subscribers) manage their e-mail marketing needs.
We do have a number of different everyday newsletters and occasionally send surveys to customers (once in a couple of months). I do like the functionality and features that different e-mail marketing providers offer with their packages like Constant Contact, Icontact, etc.
However, considering the number of subscribers their services cost too high in our situation. Maybe there is a standalone software product which we can license and install to our servers and manage in house instead of buying a hosted application?
Quick update: I just found [url]. Does anyone has any experience working with them?
I currently manage over 1 million optin subscribers in outsourced email marketing solutions such as aweber or getresponse.
I'm looking to grow to a dedicated server solution, but I know is not as easy as just put the server and the software and just send the emails.
I know there are HUGE issues with the ISPs, complaint rates, bounces, deliverability, etc...
I'm looking if there is any company that specialized in providing management or any kind of solution to mantain a dedicated server for just sending emails (not spam) and solve all the issues to have a smooth email marketing server.
Not sure if it's the best forum to ask this, but it's related to hosting.
I have a Windows hosting for our business and send a newsletter twice a week to almost 10,000 subscribers through the hosting mail server.
I'd like to move to google apps so we can use the gmail interface. The problem is that I see Google apps has some limitations for sending mails (500 per user per day if I understood right, no matter if it's free or premier account).
Does anyone send a newsletter through Google apps? What can I do?
We are custom web development company and have created a email marketing software similar to constantcontact.com .. We need a dedicated server to host this application that will allow us to send mass emails for our clients. I have figured out that not every hosting company allow that..
The problem is many of these users subscribed to our services up to 4 years ago (not all are that old, but some are), and they haven't heard from us for up to 2 years (again, some heard from us more recently).
Anyway, I've never deal with that number of emails and potential bounces. Obviously, the first round of emailing will have a large number of bounces, but that will quickly subside.
So, can you guys point me to a quality dedicated server, with at least 4 IPs (hopefully 10) and that can handle this type of activy? I'll be glad to sign up under an affiliate link if I can get a good answer.
I use GoDaddy for my shared host and it limits me to 999 emails a day through my server mailhost and I use interspire email marketing to send emails to my clients and other opt-in leads (I am 100% spam compliant) but I can't seem to get around the 999 a day. I am forced to use a program I had to get to send the rest (I send 10,000 a day) and the program uses my isp's direct send but the thing is I want to use Interspire as it automatically unsubscribes and keeps statistics...
Hello all....I use an email blasting software for my clients and newsletter and this is what happened: I was at my mother's house and accidentally used the wrong server (I do my marketing on a diff. smtp server) and after I did that when I sent emails to my mother's email address (with the isp she is with) she would not receive my emails.
I called my domain's company and they said there was no problem on their end as I did tests and my emails went through. I called my mom's isp service and they said there was nothing wrong but to email this email address for "blocked" accounts and they never responded but the weird thing is when I send my mother email's, they go through if I send it from the "online backend" of godaddy rather through my MS Outlook.
To make things worse...I have a client who uses TimeWarner and he doesn't get my emails now either! Again...it works if I log-in on the backend but not through my outlook. Is there a port being blocked? I appreciate the responses as I don't know what to do and I need my main email address to send to clients.
Something not many people know when choosing a web host is the importance of choosing a host that will aid your marketing and your websiteís niche. This can be very important if you are running an online store depending on the geographic region you are focusing on. So first letís start with an explanation of why this all depends on who your siteís visitors will be.
Most internet connections are very fast but it still matters where the physical server is hosted in terms of speed. If I was starting an online store focusing on customers in Texas the site is going to server faster to people from Texas if it is in Texas. Similarly if you are building a site aimed at United Kingdom residents you donít want the server to be in the United States or even Europe in some cases. By hosting in a location near your customer base you are speeding up their access time to the server. This might not seem like a big deal but in a number of studies the importance of a quick loading page can mean a big difference in the number of conversions. Or if you are hosting a game server ping time will obviously matter when you are shooting your next zombie.
In terms of marketing it is also important in the eyes of Google and other search engines. One of the many factors for knowing whether they should rank you in a country specific search engine is dependent on your IPís location as well as your domain name ending. By using a host in the country your site is serving you is sending one more indication to Google of where you should be ranked.
We have had plenty of customers at UK2 who came to us from USA based hosting and after they started using our servers which are in the United Kingdom they found that conversions increased and they had lower shopping cart abandonment rates. Which when you are running an online store are two very key factors. This is also why we offer our customers dedicated server hosting in both the United Kingdom and USA, we want to be able to give them the best of both worlds.
Recently I had some dealings with Register.com for a friend of mine who needed to gain access to the account of a deceased family member in order to manage the web site for her company. She was getting nowhere with them and found their support staff to be less than helpful in the retrieval of her domain name and account.
So she called me up, knowing I work in the industry, and asked me to see if I could get any information out of Register which might aid in the retrieval of her web site. I obliged, and opened up a live support chat with Register seeking information. After a little bit of prying--it seems this is kind of an odd request--the technician told me that they needed to send me an email with the information from the correct department, and couldn't give me an ETA, just "as soon as possible."
Now, having worked in the industry for years, to me this might as well have meant "we'll have an email to you sometime in the next year or so." Surprisingly it took only a day and a half and I got all of the information I needed, and my friend is on her way to retrieving her account.
Success, right? Not entirely.
This afternoon I wake up to find an email from Register.com, Inc. in my inbox with the subject "Get a FREE domain from Register.com." Now, let me put this into perspective. I have the last couple years of my email account easily accessible. A search for Register.com turned up several marketing emails (which I must not have noticed prior to this and just thought of it as normal stuff I get), and the correspondence with them regarding the retrieval of my friend's domain. All of the marketing emails for Register have arrived in my inbox since I contacted them regarding the issue.
This leads me to believe that I was only just recently added to their list, say, I don't know, two weeks ago maybe?
So apparently they think it's funny to sign me up for their marketing email list simply for talking to their support staff. I can find no clear statement on their web site, anywhere, that says collecting my email for support purposes earns me the privilege of receiving this junk mail from them. I certainly never checked a box anywhere saying "yes, send me this crap!"
While they do offer an unsubscribe button (and I certainly have done so now), I'm still extremely unhappy about this incident and I feel as if this is kind of (ok, it is) a shady way to market your product to anybody.
So now through this little trick, I'd like to say that Register.com has lost whatever potential they had for my business in the future, and I would simply like to say that you may take this into consideration when contacting them regarding anything, ever.
If someone can find damning evidence (preferably in a clear statement where someone would read it) saying that I opted in to receive this anywhere on their site, I will happily retract this statement, otherwise, their emails to me regarding their product remain unsolicited and therefore, spam.
I'm having difficulty sending an email to another email address (with a different domain) which is on the same VPS.The trouble is, on the other domain's VPS control panel, within the DNS settings, the MX records have been pointed externally (to an exchange server). Their email is turned off. But bizarrely, their mailbox is full.
It seems as though Plesk is ignoring the MX records, and sending MY email internally to the OTHER domain's mailbox on the same VPS.How do I get Plesk to send my mail to the correct EXTERNAL MX records?
I am having an email issue and I can not resolve. I am hoping for some assisstance here.
One of my local clients are not able to email each other in their office. (About 10 employess I believe)
They are using Outlook mail client, and using ISP's SMTP server. They are able to send/recieve email to other users externally, but not intenally.
Using webmail works perfectly fine.
I spoke with my host and the said everything is working fine. I checked with the ISP to see if they are blocking the IP address on the SMTP server. They said they were not.
I have a personal account on the same server and tried to send email to another local email account, and it did not work either. Tried to send email to my clients email and they did not recieve anything.
I am on the same ISP as my client, so Im still not sure if its the ISP or not.
I setup mail piping with Exim so that e-mails sent to a specific account be forwarded to my PHP script. It's not working properly, because when I send a mail to this account, it's bounced by the mailer daemon:
Code: This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.
A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:
pipe to |/home/user/public_html/support/parse.php generated by email@example.com local delivery failed In my /etc/valiases/domain.com file I have:
I have a client who has his own hosting account, and wants to leave his e-mail on his own hosting account, but his website on my hosting account.
On his own hosting he has created a sub domain called shop, and pointed its A record to the IP address of my server. On my server I've setup his domain name, and created the sub domain shop. That all works fine.
The problem I have is that the site under the shop domain needs to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Now my server thinks the main domain is setup on my server, so it sends the e-mail to itself.
I'm justing wondering how I can get the server to point the mails back to his hosting?
A previous host I've used said they had to add the domain as a remote domain on the server, then they had to make some changes to /etc/localdomains because I was getting errors trying to send mails to the address.
I currently have a domain on Server 1 (Linux, Apache, Ubuntu, Matrix control panel).
This server does not have any spam filter, so I have moved all the email accounts to Server 2 (Linux, Apache, Fedora Core, Plesk) which does have a brilliant spam filter; and have changed the DNS record for mail.domain.com to the IP address for Server 2.
Emails are being successfully received on Server 2.
On Server 1, when an email is sent through SMTP to an address at that domain, it does not send it to Server 2, it gets delivered to the hosting account for the domain on Server 1. So what I am guessing is happening is that Server 1 detects the domain has an account on the server, and instead of looking up the DNS info for that domain, just assumes it is on Server 1.
What I need to do, is force Server 1 to send email for that domain to Server 2. Is this possible, and if so, how can it be achieved? If more info about the server is required for a solution please let me know and I'll provide what I can.
I have a Windoze box with three ip addresses and running Mailenable Professional as the mail server software. I do not run any DNS, rather I set up the domain to point to my server at the registrar. All of a sudden I'm getting returned mail, "This server requires PTR for unauthenticated connections". When I run the diagnostics on the mail server it says that none of my ip addresses have reverse dns....... I'm confused, what do I need to do at the registar and server level to feel joy again?
I've searched around on the forums and it's really confusing to choose a host. I was wondering if you could pls recommend me a host...
The system will have about 20 users and each user should have about 4-500mb space for email. FTP will be used fairly often too with file sizes up to a few hundred mb. The website won't take up much space.