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What is SMTP relay? How is it different than non-relay?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by creativepotion, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. creativepotion

    creativepotion Regular Member

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    My client has an old school oScommerce site, and over the years, he has collected a bunch of client details etc.
    Its a list of around 1500-2000. Nothing massive.

    He is thinking of sending weekly newsletter to them now; However, that site never had a double-opt-in or aweber form (or whatever) integrated. What are his option now?

    I see that there are some discussions about using GoDaddy relay service, etc
    How reliable are they? Whats SMTP relay all about? Do all hosts have SMTP relay?

    Thanks
     
  2. Diplomat

    Diplomat Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    SMTP relay is basically SMTP server and yes, most of the web hosts have it. I'd suggest you to try out http://smtp.com they are good and their prices are good too.
     
  3. creativepotion

    creativepotion Regular Member

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    The site is hosted with hostgator; and the domain is also pointed to there.
    If I use smtpdotcom, how does that work? will i be able to change the 'from address' or something?

    How's smtpdotcom different than other hosting providers with smtp relays?
    thanks
     
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    Diplomat Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes, you are able to do it. You can use your Hostgator's cPanel emails as well.. I'm sure there are tutorials out there that teach how to use cPanel SMTP server.
     
  5. creativepotion

    creativepotion Regular Member

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    thx again. but wouldnt i get banned from that? i thought a lot of people have issues with hg's smtp?
     
  6. andee

    andee Regular Member

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    with hostgator you can send 500 emails per hour , so just split the list into 3-4 parts and send one part each hour with thebat or Thunderbird...Cafeful though, HG has a zero tolerance with spam complaints, I would not do this if you've got your money sites on this hosting
     
  7. creativepotion

    creativepotion Regular Member

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    Beside hostgator, any other options?
    I also read about getting a VPS for newsletter purpose etc, is that a wiser choice?

    Thanks.
     
  8. k.babycares

    k.babycares Newbie

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    Ok, can you help me to buy that and I will pay you, because I'm tired of they question
     
  9. ihatecaptcha

    ihatecaptcha BANNED BANNED

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    i can build one for you for a low price.

    Just get a linux vps (cost $30 to $60)
    1 domain at Namecheap

    I will configure all the settings for guaranteed inbox.
    SPF/DKIM/RDNS/IP ROTATION.

    You can send many emails as you want.And dont worry about spam complaints,all complaints will go to your address not on your vps provider.
    You own the server,your own rule.

    If you have a desktop mailer or insterspire.This is the perfect solution.
     
  10. CoyoteAssassin

    CoyoteAssassin Elite Member

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    With that small of list, I would load them to Constant Contact and not worry with the problems of having your own server. As long as he has records, he will be good.

    They may ask when did you last mail to them and tell them it was May 2012.
     
  11. whoisit

    whoisit Newbie

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    ihatecaptcha,

    Are you still building this? If so, How much?