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Setting up a home email server and using a neighbors wifi to send bulk email?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by SirSkitzo, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. SirSkitzo

    SirSkitzo Newbie

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    I would like to send emails to a large list of unsolicited emails and I was wondering if setting up my own email server and connecting to a neighbors wifi would be a good method of sending out ~2000 emails every morning using a new section of my email list? Once I get blacklisted I can move on to the next one, etc. I don't plan on continuously sending a lot of spam, I just want to send each address one email every 5 months or so and give them the option to opt-out. The only limiting factor I can see is the neighbors bandwidth limit. Would doing something like this be practical?

    Please don't post about the ethics of this, I just want to know if this would be practical or not. I apologize if this type of discussion is against the rules. I addmitedly haven't read them all yet.
     
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  2. Furious George

    Furious George Supreme Member Premium Member

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    First of all, this is ridiculous. Yes, your neighbor will most likely have a bandwidth issues. Wifi gets slower as you move farther away....
    Second, you're going to buy a server, but you don't just want to pay to have 60k emails sent in a month?
     
  3. SirSkitzo

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    I actually have wifi connections very close to me that I use all of the time just as if it was my home network. I also have a HTPC that I barely ever use that I could set up as an email server, just to send the emails. Then I would change the from address to a gmail account that I own so all responses go there. This was just an idea though and I was wondering how practical it would be. How much would it cost to send 40k emails in 2k increments every morning? Is that a service I could get on fiverr?
     
  4. the_demon

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    Most residential ISPs will block you at around 500 emails per day (outbound). Also, unlike the above posts, you can send the emails very quickly (unless ISP throttles your email traffic -- which is pretty likely).

    To blast 500-2,000 emails it should only take you a few minutes or less depending on their bandwidth. A typical email is only a few kilobytes so any one of your neighbors with cable internet you should be able to accomplish the job quite quickly.

    I would be sure to plant seed emails every 100 or so just to make sure you're getting all the emails out.


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    1. What you're doing is illegal unless it's can-spam compliant
    2. Your neighbors could probably sue you if their internet gets shut off
    3. Honestly, you'd probably be better off port-scanning a huge list of open proxies that support SMTP traffic
    --> then load them into a program like send blaster, though it'd be smart of you to make sure they don't leak any data (as in get elite proxies if you can). There are many proxy tester sites a Google search away.


    There's much better and less time consuming options than what you propose, however to answer your question, yes, what you're talking about is entirely possible.

    btw, residential ISPs will flag high volume mail activity and realistically you probably won't be able to send more than 100-500 / hour and probably not more than 500/day. Also, once the ISP flags their network it may be dead until they call up the ISP and get the limits lifted.
     
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  5. SirSkitzo

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    Thanks the_demon, that's the type of answer I was looking for. Would port scanning proxies and using send blaster be the best method, or are there better approaches than this? I like the VPS + Postfix + IP Rotation idea but I just need to find a decent priced VPS service that sells IP's at a decent price as well, without requiring a SSL certificate. (A hosting company I used to work for required a SSL when purchasing an IPv4 dedicated IP due to shortages.) Does anyone have experience with this or know of any good hosting companies to use, preferably that is overseas and accepts bitcoins?