how to Setup a mass mail server in a VPS for my website hosted on shared server?

Discussion in 'Technical' started by paulb, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. paulb

    paulb New Member

    Hi friends,

    I have my website running in a shared hosting environment. I wish to setup a mass mailer in a VPS from another provider (linode). How can I set it up?

    1. I am planning to use exim as the email server or should I go for postfix or Qmail?

    2. Which foss based bulk mailing software would you recommend for this purpose. 50,000 emails per day.

    3. Will I get blacklisted even if I setup SPF records?

    4. since I am not planning to receive emails to this mail server I don't have to change the mx record on the website. right?

    Thanks to all who had a look into this thread :)
  2. Mark_NL

    Mark_NL New Member

    - Get your zone files straight (including reversed zones)
    - Setup correct MX records
    - Setup correct SPF records
    - Setup correct DKIM Headers
    - Fetch bounce mails, and remove unknown users etc.
    - Add a "List-Unsubscribe" header (mailto for best compat.)
    - Add your ip to MS SNDS (if you have alot of microsoft related addresses):

    We're using phplist, and a fine tuned postfix .. we send out about 130-150k mails per week (mostly hotmail/live etc). That takes about 2-3days to send out, since hotmail just won't allow you to send at such a high delivery rate (unles you sign up for

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