hosting recommendation - email issue

Discussion in 'ASP .Net' started by Keith G Hicks, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. I'm putting a site together for my high school reunion (in asp.net 2.0 with
    Ajax and using MS SQL 2005). Lots of hosting companies offer packages to
    accomodate that. But I need to be able to send out close to four or five
    hundred emails at once to our classmates (there were about 600 but we don't
    have emails for everyone). A lot of hosting companies have strict
    limitations on # of recipients per message, # of messages per hour, day and
    month. Nothing I've found so far will let me put a message together with 400
    recipients 2 or 3 times per month. It's not an extreme number so I figure
    someone out there can acocomodate us. I want my committee head person to be
    able to go on the emial page I'm creating, compose a message and just hit
    send. My code puts a message together with all the recipients coming from
    the student table whereever students are flagged to get that message. Just
    wondering if anyone has any suggetsions.

    Thanks,

    Keith
    Keith G Hicks, Mar 5, 2008
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  2. Keith G Hicks

    BobF Guest

    "Keith G Hicks" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I'm putting a site together for my high school reunion (in asp.net 2.0
    > with
    > Ajax and using MS SQL 2005). Lots of hosting companies offer packages to
    > accomodate that. But I need to be able to send out close to four or five
    > hundred emails at once to our classmates (there were about 600 but we
    > don't
    > have emails for everyone). A lot of hosting companies have strict
    > limitations on # of recipients per message, # of messages per hour, day
    > and
    > month. Nothing I've found so far will let me put a message together with
    > 400
    > recipients 2 or 3 times per month. It's not an extreme number so I figure
    > someone out there can acocomodate us. I want my committee head person to
    > be
    > able to go on the emial page I'm creating, compose a message and just hit
    > send. My code puts a message together with all the recipients coming from
    > the student table whereever students are flagged to get that message. Just
    > wondering if anyone has any suggetsions.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Keith
    >


    Keith - I don't have an answer, but a request instead. When you find a
    solution please post back here with a summary.
    BobF, Mar 5, 2008
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  3. Keith G Hicks

    David Wier Guest

    Instead of BCC or CC, do a loop, sending one email, using each individual
    email address at a time.

    David Wier
    http://aspnet101.com
    http://iWritePro.com - One click PDF, convert .doc/.rtf/.txt to HTML with no
    bloated markup


    "Keith G Hicks" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I'm putting a site together for my high school reunion (in asp.net 2.0
    > with
    > Ajax and using MS SQL 2005). Lots of hosting companies offer packages to
    > accomodate that. But I need to be able to send out close to four or five
    > hundred emails at once to our classmates (there were about 600 but we
    > don't
    > have emails for everyone). A lot of hosting companies have strict
    > limitations on # of recipients per message, # of messages per hour, day
    > and
    > month. Nothing I've found so far will let me put a message together with
    > 400
    > recipients 2 or 3 times per month. It's not an extreme number so I figure
    > someone out there can acocomodate us. I want my committee head person to
    > be
    > able to go on the emial page I'm creating, compose a message and just hit
    > send. My code puts a message together with all the recipients coming from
    > the student table whereever students are flagged to get that message. Just
    > wondering if anyone has any suggetsions.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Keith
    >
    >
    David Wier, Mar 5, 2008
    #3
  4. Keith G Hicks

    David Lozzi Guest

    We provide hosting and don't necessarily care on the amount of outgoing
    emails. I've found the key in your script is to send them out individually.
    The problem with sending one email to 600 users is that some spam filters
    may decide that's spam and deny the email. We do limit to 200 recipients per
    message. Sent individually there's less of a chance. We;ve done similar for
    other customers and i simply loop through the list of emails and send each
    one individually. This also allows for better error handling in the event an
    email address is invalid or can't be sent, you can handle it individually.

    If you're interested, we can talk details offline.

    --
    David Lozzi
    Product Development Manager
    Delphi Technology Solutions
    www.delphi-ts.com - www.lozzi.net

    "Keith G Hicks" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I'm putting a site together for my high school reunion (in asp.net 2.0
    > with
    > Ajax and using MS SQL 2005). Lots of hosting companies offer packages to
    > accomodate that. But I need to be able to send out close to four or five
    > hundred emails at once to our classmates (there were about 600 but we
    > don't
    > have emails for everyone). A lot of hosting companies have strict
    > limitations on # of recipients per message, # of messages per hour, day
    > and
    > month. Nothing I've found so far will let me put a message together with
    > 400
    > recipients 2 or 3 times per month. It's not an extreme number so I figure
    > someone out there can acocomodate us. I want my committee head person to
    > be
    > able to go on the emial page I'm creating, compose a message and just hit
    > send. My code puts a message together with all the recipients coming from
    > the student table whereever students are flagged to get that message. Just
    > wondering if anyone has any suggetsions.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Keith
    >
    >
    David Lozzi, Mar 5, 2008
    #4
  5. "Keith G Hicks" <> wrote in message
    news:...

    > Just wondering if anyone has any suggetsions.


    As has already been suggested, the key here is to send the emails one at a
    time...

    My ISP http://www.hostinguk.net has an email relay server for precisely this
    purpose - I believe they have a daily limit of 1,000 outgoing emails though,
    as is always the case with these things, they will happily increase this for
    a price...


    --
    Mark Rae
    ASP.NET MVP
    http://www.markrae.net
    Mark Rae [MVP], Mar 5, 2008
    #5
  6. Thanks everyone for the 1 at a time idea. Not sure why that concept didn't
    occur to me! Seems kind of obvious after years of writing code that loops
    through database records/rows! :)

    I'll check out http://www.hostinguk.net/. Sounds like a good option.

    Keith
    Keith G Hicks, Mar 5, 2008
    #6
  7. "Keith G Hicks" <> wrote in message
    news:ua$...

    > Thanks everyone for the 1 at a time idea. Not sure why that concept didn't
    > occur to me! Seems kind of obvious after years of writing code that loops
    > through database records/rows! :)
    >
    > I'll check out http://www.hostinguk.net/. Sounds like a good option.


    As I maintain mailing lists for several clients, I found that the most
    efficient way for me to process their mailshots was to write a webservice
    which runs on one of my own sites and does the actual email sending via
    System.Net.Mail, and to write a WinForms desktop app which processes the
    mailshots one email address at a time by connecting to the remote
    webservice...


    --
    Mark Rae
    ASP.NET MVP
    http://www.markrae.net
    Mark Rae [MVP], Mar 5, 2008
    #7
  8. Keith G Hicks

    sloan Guest

    I'm using

    dotnetpark.com

    and using the "send alot but one at a time" method has never failed me.

    .......

    You might want to look at this.
    http://sholliday.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!A68482B9628A842A!138.entry

    using the mini-framework piece allows me to have dev and deployment
    code...and swap out the config information very quicky.

    ...

    You can also use my mini framework....to use a "backup" smtp server.
    The way I use it...is I have a gmail setup ...and if the primary smtp server
    fails...I send MYSELF an email via the backup smtp server.

    The code is downloadable and fully functional with a few config changes.

    ...


    "Keith G Hicks" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I'm putting a site together for my high school reunion (in asp.net 2.0
    > with
    > Ajax and using MS SQL 2005). Lots of hosting companies offer packages to
    > accomodate that. But I need to be able to send out close to four or five
    > hundred emails at once to our classmates (there were about 600 but we
    > don't
    > have emails for everyone). A lot of hosting companies have strict
    > limitations on # of recipients per message, # of messages per hour, day
    > and
    > month. Nothing I've found so far will let me put a message together with
    > 400
    > recipients 2 or 3 times per month. It's not an extreme number so I figure
    > someone out there can acocomodate us. I want my committee head person to
    > be
    > able to go on the emial page I'm creating, compose a message and just hit
    > send. My code puts a message together with all the recipients coming from
    > the student table whereever students are flagged to get that message. Just
    > wondering if anyone has any suggetsions.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Keith
    >
    >
    sloan, Mar 5, 2008
    #8
  9. Keith G Hicks

    David Wier Guest

    You might also want to check out WebHost4life.com:
    http://webhost4life.com/default.asp?refid=dwier

    I have have been using them for several years and I can recommend them due
    to my own experience.

    David Wier
    http://aspnet101.com
    http://iWritePro.com - One click PDF, convert .doc/.rtf/.txt to HTML with no
    bloated markup


    "Keith G Hicks" <> wrote in message
    news:ua$...
    > Thanks everyone for the 1 at a time idea. Not sure why that concept didn't
    > occur to me! Seems kind of obvious after years of writing code that loops
    > through database records/rows! :)
    >
    > I'll check out http://www.hostinguk.net/. Sounds like a good option.
    >
    > Keith
    >
    >
    David Wier, Mar 5, 2008
    #9
  10. Looks like they have some good plans at good prices. But I just did a chat
    with their support people and they won't allow as many messages as I need to
    send out. They consider that too much. The spammers have really ruined
    things for those of us trying to do something legitimate. :(

    "David Wier" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > You might also want to check out WebHost4life.com:
    > http://webhost4life.com/default.asp?refid=dwier
    >
    > I have have been using them for several years and I can recommend them due
    > to my own experience.
    >
    > David Wier
    > http://aspnet101.com
    > http://iWritePro.com - One click PDF, convert .doc/.rtf/.txt to HTML with

    no
    > bloated markup
    >
    >
    > "Keith G Hicks" <> wrote in message
    > news:ua$...
    > > Thanks everyone for the 1 at a time idea. Not sure why that concept

    didn't
    > > occur to me! Seems kind of obvious after years of writing code that

    loops
    > > through database records/rows! :)
    > >
    > > I'll check out http://www.hostinguk.net/. Sounds like a good option.
    > >
    > > Keith
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    Keith G Hicks, Mar 5, 2008
    #10
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