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261234Re: Email service providers

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  • Matt Hayes
    Dec 30, 2009
      On 12/30/2009 1:43 PM, Port Able wrote:
      > I am currently consulting for a small retailer. They have been using an
      > online email service provider for the past few years to blast
      > personalized emails to their customers (opt-in, and 100-200 thousand
      > emails at a time). They have asked me to see if we can install an email
      > server in house to accomplish the same thing and eliminate the monthly
      > costs. I am fairly familiar with Linux/Unix and with databases (mysql
      > and postgresql). I have not done anything with Sendmail or Postfix but
      > feel comfortable following the documentation. I have also ordered the
      > two books that I could find on Postfix.
      > My questions are: has anyone used Postfix for this purpose? Do the
      > online ESP's develop their own email servers? Do any of them use
      > Sendmail, Postfix or qmail?
      > Thanks in advance for any information or links.


      I would suggest checking into MailMan or other mail 'list' software.

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