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Stan James
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This isn't a mail API question but I figgered people who know the API might also know this. I need to send 750-1000 e-mails. Each one is personalized with some text substitution from a database. I have a little program that did the job using my ISP's mail server and a return address at my website domain. I changed ISPs and the new one will only send if the return address == the address on my account. Plus I'm afraid the ISP will bark about sending this kind of volume.

Are there mail servers out there that I can use or hire for this kinda thing? What do spammers do? Am I one yet? (grin)
 
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What do spammers do? Am I one yet?

Sounds like it. Check your ISP's conditons of use stuff first before trying this.
 
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In my defense, SPAM is usually defined as unsolicited commercial mail, aggravated by invalid return address. I'm not commercial - I'm selling nothing in the message. I'm not exactly unsolicited - I'm writing to people about their websites and they posted contact addresses presumably for just such a thing. I use a real return address. I keep a list of people who don't want mail.

I used to do this once a year but now it's been over two years. The mailing list is sites that my site links to. The message tells them how they are listed. Feel free to see what I mean and run up my hit count http://www.SurfScranton.com

Re my ISP: I'd rather not set off their alarms with the volume. That's part of why I'm looking for other mail sending options.

[ September 16, 2004: Message edited by: Stan James ]
[ September 16, 2004: Message edited by: Stan James ]
 
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