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Testing email sending limits...

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by dog-tag, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. dog-tag

    dog-tag Senior Member

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    My host has adjusted my email limits, and my emails are really lagging.

    I know it was sending one a second, but now it's more like 1 every 6 seconds.

    They claim everything is ok, and that they have done nothing to throttle my limits,
    but I can see clear as day that have limited me.

    Is there a "James Bond" type of way that I can prove to them, that they have put
    restrictions on my mailing?

    It's kind of like my word against theres, and I'm wondering what I can do to prove
    myself right.
     
  2. senior

    senior Regular Member

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    If you are sending from the same domain(s) and ip's you always do, the major isp's will throttle you by hanging up your mail sending program threads. They are very good at it and it has nothing to do with your host.
     
  3. roster67

    roster67 Registered Member

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    Ya, surely nothing to do with your smtp server host but possible.
    If you have your own imap/pop3 server, try to spam it to see.
     
  4. dog-tag

    dog-tag Senior Member

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    Well I've tested on 3 different hosts, and it's radically different.
    It used to be fast, but now it's being throttled.

    I do not spam, I have never gotten a complaint for spamming, my
    IP is whitelisted, I follow can-spam rules... My lists are all opt in.

    I know my side of things is fine, it's something to do with the host
    I think... I really want to know how I can test to see if the host is
    holding me back. Hear say is no good to me.
     
  5. senior

    senior Regular Member

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    It's not hear say, it's experience. If you think it's bad when they are throttling you, wait until it speeds back up but your opens and conversions take a dive...
     
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    dog-tag Senior Member

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    I can't get it to speed back up, it's painfully slow.

    I can see my SMTP authentication is not being sent.

    I'm contacting my host about it now. I would have thought, that it would affect my inbox
    rate drastically, but not the actual sending speed.

    Thanks for sharing your experience senior!