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    Question Setting up mails server at home.

    I have a mailing list with a few thousand emails.

    The hosting package i have only allows 800 emails per hour.

    So i have to break my list into several groups it takes hours not minutes.

    Does anyone know a free mail server software that will run on IIS on XP Pro machine?

    This is not spam related. I am not a spammer. Just looking to email my people easier.

    Thanks

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    There are many tools you can find out there which will send email out "faster" than 800 messages per hour. However, before you start down that road you need to check with your ISP. Just about every personal or home access plan prohibits any sort of mass mailing regardless of the reason. There's no sense in buying software if you're going to lose your access a day later for using it.
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    I didn't want to send it via my host.

    I wanted to set up my own mailserver even if it means buying a domain so the emails can be properly resolved.

    Sorry for not clarifying that.

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    If it's software, you'll still be sending it through your home connection... there are commercial services for managing large mailing lists, but you'll have to pay for them.

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    mkoenig, perhaps to help us understand your situation better you can clarify if you connect to the internet using a commercial (business) account or a residential (home) account?
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    In this case im talking about a home non business account. So i guess my IP address would not be static... i realize this may be an issue.

    I have 10,000 or so emails.

    When i send them through my host they lock that email address down for 24hours because im on a shared server.

    In my real job I work in IT, and my boss is always telling me about the spam aps that people have loaded on their computer that "mass mail all this crap" as he says.

    I of course wanted to use it for a legitimate reason. An Opt in Opt out mailing list.

    I appreciate your help you guys.

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    Most ISPs block you from running your own mail server so as to avoid people passing spam through their system. You will probably need to make special arrangements with them to have them open a specific port on a specific IP address for you to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by felgall View Post
    Most ISPs block you from running your own mail server so as to avoid people passing spam through their system. You will probably need to make special arrangements with them to have them open a specific port on a specific IP address for you to use.
    Ugg.... ok. So thats out of the question then.

    Well thanks for your time.

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    You could sign up for a service that sends them. Though sending 10k emails could cost some money [$100-$200]. Check to see if the ROI is worth that.

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    Most internet marketers use special autoresponder web sites to run their mailing lists so as to handle huge mailing lists like that.
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