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I've seen this with Gmail and YahooMail too, probably more so.

Unfortunately, because these webmail companies make it so easy for members to report spam (even when they have asked for emails from your community), with a simple button, it effects not only us as administrators, but them as members.

Where I have found, in most cases, when they complain to me that I have banned them due to breach of ToS because I cant email them.

I think that the use of these buttons should be scrapped, or some other way to report legit spam would be beneficial to forum owners and members.

We do have links in all our IPB emails to unsubscribe (as a default template), but they still choose to use the report as spam button, which is really frustrating to all involved - when it is in fact legit emails.

I guess in the end, the member misses out on your communities content (and contributing) which in turn, does in the end, effect the community.

So again, I say, something needs to be done about the easy use of a report spam button.

In the end, it effects both administrators and members, where a better solution could be found. I guess an easy way to sort the issue, is to have not have notifications set at all for new members. However if you do this, it may effect the flow of traffic to your community.

I don't know........ :unsure:

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Unfortunately, because these webmail companies make it so easy for members to report spam (even when they have asked for emails from your community), with a simple button, it effects not only us as administrators, but them as members.

Where I have found, in most cases, when they complain to me that I have banned them due to breach of ToS because I cant email them.

I think that the use of these buttons should be scrapped, or some other way to report legit spam would be beneficial to forum owners and members.

We do have links in all our IPB emails to unsubscribe (as a default template), but they still choose to use the report as spam button, which is really frustrating to all involved - when it is in fact legit emails.

I guess in the end, the member misses out on your communities content (and contributing) which in turn, does in the end, effect the community.

So again, I say, something needs to be done about the easy use of a report spam button.

In the end, it effects both administrators and members, where a better solution could be found. I guess an easy way to sort the issue, is to have not have notifications set at all for new members. However if you do this, it may effect the flow of traffic to your community.

I don't know........ :unsure:

I have a plan to tell them about it :thumbsup:

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I might have to take a look at mandril, simply because of the free 12k my standard mail server is currently black listed by both microfaecese and yahoo >.<

Is mandril really that much of a headache to set up?


Headaches ?! It should take you 5 minutes to set up Mandrill. We send 1+ million emails per month and have tried many solutions. We moved from SenGrid a few months ago and we're really really satisfied with Mandrill. The pricing and feature set is better than anything else out there.
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Headaches ?! It should take you 5 minutes to set up Mandrill. We send 1+ million emails per month and have tried many solutions. We moved from SenGrid a few months ago and we're really really satisfied with Mandrill. The pricing and feature set is better than anything else out there.

Hey Alex

Make sure to use the >Bouncer addon from stoo , i reduced crazy number of e-mails

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Emails should be free and also fast to send.....

The most companies like Mandril are very very slow sending up to 300.000 mails compared to bulk mail invision has....

It will be great to post a review here and you will see :)

Bulk mail will send them in a few hours and Mandrill in a few days....

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Emails should be free and also fast to send.....

Solution: Use your own mail server.

Which you'll end up paying for still, but you won't pay by the message.

Nothing in the world is free. You can't even mail a physical letter for free. You have to pay for postage.

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Solution: Use your own mail server.

Which you'll end up paying for still, but you won't pay by the message.

Nothing in the world is free. You can't even mail a physical letter for free. You have to pay for postage.

solution, dedicated servers should be free :) :P

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I want my mails 250.000 to be send in a day or two maximum but with all those companies that you suggest i will need more :(

And the money that they ask for 250.000 mails are a lot so i can get a dedicated server very easy...

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I want my mails 250.000 to be send in a day or two maximum but with all those companies that you suggest i will need more :sad:

And the money that they ask for 250.000 mails are a lot so i can get a dedicated server very easy...

250k email in a day~two is a lot and a very quick way to add yourself to blacklists. If you want to send that many, you'll need to go through a warm-up process first unless it's a well trusted IP.

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I want my mails 250.000 to be send in a day or two maximum but with all those companies that you suggest i will need more :sad:

And the money that they ask for 250.000 mails are a lot so i can get a dedicated server very easy...

We send 250,000 emails via Mandrill in about 10-20 minutes.

How much it will cost to send once 250.000 mails and how long it will take about?

http://mandrill.com/pricing/

About $50.

Solution: Use your own mail server.

Which you'll end up paying for still, but you won't pay by the message.

Nothing in the world is free. You can't even mail a physical letter for free. You have to pay for postage.

Install the mail server on your spare laptop and use your cable IP while you're at it :thumbsup:

I want my mails 250.000 to be send in a day or two maximum but with all those companies that you suggest i will need more :sad:

And the money that they ask for 250.000 mails are a lot so i can get a dedicated server very easy...

It's not about sending, it's about deliverability = (total sent - (total soft bounces + total hard bounces)) % by total sent)

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Why would you do that?

That was a joke.

I meant to say.....You could "technically" run a mail server on any computer that has an IP. I don't suggest you do this since your IP will be blocked in no time.....regardless if you're spamming or sending legit emails.

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