On 24/11/2010, at 21:40, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
>>> You'd be better off with SliceHost (RackSpace) than HE, and SliceHost
>>> sucks from a delivery standpoint.
>> Hmm... Interesting. Delivery as in transactional or bulk? I only had one or two slices from them, and off the bat had decent reputation for transactional messages. Every once in a while had a Yahoo transfail, but that was corrected very easily with a simple email to their postmaster.
>> Just something that differs from my previous, yet limited, experience with them.
> Both can have problems with bulk. Slicehost shouldn't have many
> problems with transactional email as RackSpace has worked pretty hard to
> keep the snowshoe spammers off their network, whereas HE can, due its
> reputation of hosting hordes of snowshoe spammers over the years, _and_
> hosting a ROKSO spammer, as I already mentioned. That alone is a _HUGE_
> red flag to many receivers, especially given he's been on their network
> for 3 months without being booted.
If you're going to Slicehost route, be sure to request exceptions for your IP address(es) on the Spamhaus PBL, as they got impatient last year with Rackspace cloud IP space, and put them on the SBL. The solution was to be moved to the PBL instead, but that means you'll be on there by default unless you explicitly request said exception.
See this post from last year for some background;
Monitor it as well, as they seem to expire PBL exceptions after a while.