David Coulson on 28 Jul 2012 04:51:58 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Bulk mailing

Why not just move your mailing list to google groups or something?

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On Jul 28, 2012, at 2:44 AM, Doug <dsc3507@yahoo.com> wrote:

Now that it appears I am going to be caught in the dynamic IP (probably Comcast) world I need to figure out how to do my email. I am spoiled having run my own sendmail for the last 20 years. I don't have anything unique.  At this point this is a hobby for me and nothing I am doing is for profit.

I have a couple of groups that I email to using majordomo. One is a retirement group and the other a high school alumni group. Combined they have about 700 addresses. I send out to these groups sporadically. It could go a month or two between group sends or in some cases I send out 3 or 4 messages in a short period of time. I would estimate never more than 2-3 thousand individual messages per month.

The problem is that every provider - gmail, yahoo, godaddy, etc. has a recipient and rate limit on emails which would make it difficult to messages to groups. Limits vary but a typical limit would be 100 recipients per message per hour for yahoo. I think it would be overkill to setup a dedicated or cloud server somewhere so I could retain my own outgoing SMTP.  

Does anyone have any ideas on how to best approach this? Of course I would like it to be free but I am willing to spend some yearly money to have this capability.  I found a site that allows free mail services for non-profits but they need to be 501c3 designated which I am not. I would be considered non-commercial.

Doug Crompton
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