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Proxies for Emailing - SMTP/Socks Proxies and Mass Email Best Practices

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by MacallanPlease, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. MacallanPlease

    MacallanPlease Newbie

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    I have read about two dozen threads on BHW and this is not clear to me. I am sending 1-2k emails a day, very targeted, customized to each recipient and I'm confident that my spam reporting rate is very low. I currently send out through a custom SMTP software after connecting to a proxy from squidproxies via Proxycap. I know this is working to hide my IP since the Google Apps accounts I sent through's "most recent connections" area shows my proxy IP.
    I want to confirm with an expert that this is a proper way of doing things. I'm concerned that this volume of emails coming from one proxy IP is not good enough. Also, if I were to rotate proxies, what would be the best practices? I'm thinking that having as many email addresses sending out as possible and rotating proxies weekly and email accounts monthly would be ideal to maintain a high deliverability rate.

    Thank you in advance, ladies and gentlemen.
     
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    Yes rotation is the best way to get it hide plus add more proxies if needed ;)
     
  3. MacallanPlease

    MacallanPlease Newbie

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    Thanks extremeboy. What kind of proxies, and from what vendor would you recommend?

    Cheers.
     
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    Np mate :)

    You can try to get from this vendor http://proxy-hub.com/ if it works for you ;)
     
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    I'm not sure if you are fully understanding how this works. I can assure you that Squid doesn't have Port 25 open. Lol. I don't meant that as any sort of flame or anything either, it's an easy enough mistake to make.

    So here's how it works. You're using Squid's proxy to connect to Gmail's interface, the platform doesn't really matter. From there, it's Google's IP that is being used to send the mail on. The reason you see your proxy IP in the recent activity is because that's showing you the IPs that were used to login to your account. If you were to look at one of the mail headers on a received mail that you've sent you wouldn't see that IP at all, rather Google's.

    To answer your question, if it's working I wouldn't change anything. Normally you'd be correct in wanting to rotate things, but since technically you're using Google's IP to mail from you wouldn't want to do that, and actually, doing so could cause you problems. Google has now more or less locked the IPs you've been using to the accounts you've been sending from. So if you were to go and get a new proxy list with all new IPs, and they were from a different enough geo-location then you could start to see blocked logins. Hope that helps clear it up a little and have a great day.
     
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    MacallanPlease Newbie

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    Thanks akacash that is really helpful. I do know that squid doesn't have port 25 open but like you said, I believe by connecting with proxycap I am able to log in with my San Fran IP and then send out via gmail. You are spot on.

    So if I had the opportunity, it would make sense to have each account I email out from to have a few proxies, which are in the same geographic area and rotated, correct?

    I posted this thread because I want to scale up my emailing. Do you have a recommendation for the type of vendor of proxies that would work well with this kind of operation?

    Thanks!
     
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    Well, no in this case it actually wouldn't. You're only using those proxies for the login sequence. Google's IP is the one that is being mailed from, and they'll rotate them accordingly so you don't have to worry about that. Your only real issue would be logging into your Gmail accounts. For that your best bet is to tie each account you use to a single proxy. For example Cash@gmail.com would always use the proxy 255.255.255.255:80 to login with. The IPs Google uses to mail from has nothing to do with you, and is out of your control even if you did want to mess with them. As long as you don't have like 100 accounts tied to the same IP, or use 100 different IPs to login to each account from, you should be ok.
     
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  8. linuxsmtp

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    i suggest to get a cheap vps and install smtp server.If you need help just contact us
     
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    this thread is a month old.......
     
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    So separate gmail accounts each send from their own ip?


    (sorry for bumping an old thread)