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Hi! We're currently do bulk email sendings for some of our customers, not spamming. We have a tool for Windows for this e-mail sending where you can select direct delivery ...
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    Cool Setting up a SMTP-server


    Hi!

    We're currently do bulk email sendings for some of our customers, not spamming.

    We have a tool for Windows for this e-mail sending where you can select direct delivery (connects to the emails MX) or use a SMTP-server. We are using direct delivery right now and using 40 threads. Sending 100.000 emails takes a while when the threads get stuck at slow MX's like Hotmail.

    Anyway, we have a dedicated Linux server ready.

    AMD Athlond 3600
    2 GB of RAM
    2 x 80 GB SATA (RAID 0, so just 80 GB total)
    And ofcourse a gigabit NIC

    Our thougts is to set this machine up as a SMTP server so the mailsending program just connects to the SMTP and flushed over all the e-mails at once and let the dedicated server handle this.

    My thoughs is that a program like qmail can optimize and speed-up the delivery of the mails even better than our Windows program. Also, qmail stores the email at disk incase of an power-outage.

    Anyway, is there any good reading on how to customize a linux distribution to use qmail and setup qmail with rules like only allow a certain IP to connect and deliver e-mails? Anyone with experience?

    Searched the forum and I just found someone else that 2-3 years ago wanted to bulksend emails.. But it was fuzzy responses. Hopefully the people here are more expirienced today than a couple of years ago

    Thank you!

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    Observe, it's a pure SMTP machine for SENDING emails. Not reciving.

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    Also, what dist do YOU recommend? I prefer using Debain but unsure if it has SATA RAID support enabled... We'll see that

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    I dont think the distro to use is relevant - any of the main distros will do it. For bulk mailing, you might want to use a specialised package; there are several available.

    I found these in less than 2 minutes with Google: Dada mail, turbo mailer, and there were plenty of others, several that run on Windows too.
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    Ah, thanks. Google have never been my strong side to perform good searches

    Anyway, we're going to use linux och mac os x (if we pick a mac computer) since both are much more secure than windows... Also the stability of the application is relevant...

    Going to have a look at the software right now. Installed FC6 yesterday with minimum components so we will see what happens later...

    Thank you for your support!

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    Hmm... Also... I checked the links and that is software for bulk email sending... We already got the software for that running on a windows machine and I am about to setup a SMTP-server...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbban
    Hmm... Also... I checked the links and that is software for bulk email sending... We already got the software for that running on a windows machine and I am about to setup a SMTP-server...
    Forgive me for being a bit presumptuous, you see I thought you'd said earlier:

    Quote Originally Posted by Robbban
    Observe, it's a pure SMTP machine for SENDING emails. Not reciving.
    Obviously I'm wrong. Maybe I'll go help elsewhere.
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    Hehe, no hard feelings now I'm from Sweden and even though my english is pretty good, I sometimes makes mistakes in my grammer and explanations.

    To make things clear:
    The server will be a SMTP-server (qmail MTA), Mail Transfer Agent... No WWW or FTP or anything else... Just pure port 25 for letting clients send emails through it

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