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Email service that handles the board

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Nicky Vermeersch, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. Nicky Vermeersch

    Nicky Vermeersch Active Member

    I recently gave up on my shared solution that throttles emails to 1.000 mails per hour, and now I no longer have a service that handles sending out the mails for alerts/conversations/watched threads. What do you guys use for sending out mails with this scope?
     
  2. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Look at setting up [BD] Mails and Mandrill.
     
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  3. Nicky Vermeersch

    Nicky Vermeersch Active Member

    Thanks, my first impression is that it is quite expensive though if you generate a large volume of emails (17.60 USD for 100k emails a month)

    I could send the emails from the VPS that runs the forums, but then all the emails would end up in the spam folder, apperantly because of a missing SPF record or something.
     
  4. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    SPF records are easy to do if you run your own VPS... as well as DKIM. Heck, MickeySoft even has a wizard out that will help you set up SPF.
     
  5. The Forum Heroes

    The Forum Heroes Well-Known Member

    Look into finding a host like myself that specializes in forum hosting and you should no longer have a throttle issue. For example, our smaller board package quota is 5,000 per hour, 20k on mid sized and unlimited on our big boards of a million+ posts. Of course we also increase quota's on any account if limit is exceeding after simply checking the mail logs to verify it is legit xenForo mailing and not spam, by just contacting us.
     
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