Can someone teach me how to email through SMTP?

by Kw9375 12 replies
I have a list of about 50,000 and I'm adding about 1500/day. I'm wanting to start emailing with SMTP but don't know how. Can anyone point me to some good resources to learn SMTP...or to an email coach I can hire to teach me SMTP? Thanks!
#email marketing #email #smtp #teach
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    Are you currently mailing the data?
    If not, have you ever mailed it?
    How are you getting the data?
    B2C or B2B?
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    • Profile picture of the author Kw9375
      Yes, I'm mailing 25k right now, but it's through an ESP - E-Goi. In the process of learning good emailing practices, I've been banned by Aweber, GetResponse, and others.
      I'm running PPC ads on Google and Bing, capturing the emails, and crosspromoting offers in the same niche through email.
      So I guess it's Business to Consumer...
      Thanks.
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      • Profile picture of the author ProducerK
        Originally Posted by Kw9375 View Post

        Yes, I'm mailing 25k right now, but it's through an ESP - E-Goi. In the process of learning good emailing practices, I've been banned by Aweber, GetResponse, and others.
        I'm running PPC ads on Google and Bing, capturing the emails, and crosspromoting offers in the same niche through email.
        So I guess it's Business to Consumer...
        Thanks.
        Have you ever considered that you generating a lot of fraudulent leads or traffic.
        If your getting the leads from PPC, and pushing them to an opt in squeeze page, your accounts should not be getting banned.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yvon Boulianne
    you need a software to mass mail
    there`s some online too..
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    • Profile picture of the author ProducerK
      Originally Posted by Yvon Boulianne View Post

      you need a software to mass mail
      there`s some online too..
      The answer of the century right here...
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  • Profile picture of the author dburk
    Hi Kw9375,

    I recommend that you stick with an ESP and learn best practices for sending bulk email.

    While it might be tempting to just send it through your own SMTP server it will likely end up being more expensive than using an ESP in most cases.

    Sending email in bulk requires a lot of intensive server management and a network of servers to keep things running smoothly. ESPs do this at a scale that makes it more affordable, going it alone will likely cost you a lot more money and turn out to be a lot less reliable.

    Personal and business class ISPs along website hosting do not permit bulk email (spamming), it is against their terms of service. You are likely to get kicked off of your hosting and/or lose your ISP service, and then there is the blacklist management issues that you are going to have to deal with on a constant basis.

    It's a whole lot easier to learn and stick to best practices while using an ESP, It is also more affordable unless you have the resources to run your own email service and the volume to make it work at large scale.
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  • Profile picture of the author powermta kudos
    why don't you go for self hosted service? Using that you can send emails without any problem.
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    • Profile picture of the author ProducerK
      Originally Posted by powermta kudos View Post

      why don't you go for self hosted service? Using that you can send emails without any problem.
      Self hosted is only a good solution if you know what you are doing.
      There are plenty of people who are selling Interspire and PowerMTA installs for a few hundred dollars a most.
      Most of them use cracked software, leak all kinds of data, and have terrible delivery.
      Proceed with caution.
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  • Profile picture of the author CB Elite
    this can be tricky

    if your domain has no reputation then ISPs will send you to spam by default

    if you wanna go this way, consider sendgrid
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