[Mailman-Users] Sending bulk mail (400,000 users)

Ed's Shop shop at justbrits.com
Mon Apr 20 02:06:37 CEST 2009

On Saturday, April 18, 2009 1:16 PM, Jeffrey Goldberg wrote:

On Apr 17, 2009, at 11:45 PM, Phoenix Kiula wrote:

> I went into the mailman in cpanel [...]

As others have pointed out, 400K addresses with full personalization
is a big job that may well require some MTA tuning.  And a hosting
service using cpanel is unlikely to be one that provides you with what
you need. And it is also likely that some of the mailman tuning you
need to do won't be available through cpanel.

The absolute first (well actually, second) thing you should do is talk
to your hosting provider to see what they say about you sending to a
list of 400K address with personalization.  Only after they say that
they are okay with that, should you be asking about the mechanics of
actually doing this.

And of course, the first thing that you need to do is make sure that
you have evidence that each and every email address on that list is
read by someone who how wants to be on that list.  That is, do you
have a positive response to a confirmation request that was sent to
each address?

Many of your earlier questions about proper SPF records and so on will
depend on how your provider has set up mailman under cpanel.


Jeffrey Goldberg                        http://www.goldmark.org/jeff/
<<And a hosting service using cpanel is unlikely to be one that provides you
with what you need.>>

I would wager that 'if' Phoenix opted to upgrade their "hosting service"
to a Dedicated Service, they would be happy to do so given a LEGIT
Mailing List (as mentioned above).  Mine would. -:)

Of course there IS quite a jump in the Annual Dollar Amount.  LOL


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