I just registered with an hosting company that is currently serving my website. I thought everything was fine until I decided to send out my first bulk email of about 2600 newsletters.
I didnt want to abuse the server load so I created a PHP script that would extract the email address and the newsletter content from a MYSQL database and then it would send the email and sleep for two seconds before it would send the next email.
I did this because I did not want the server load to be extreme as I took into account that other people are hosted on the same machine.
I pay $9.95 a month with my host.
After I sent out 2600 emails, 2400 emails decided to bounce.
I contacted support and they told me that they only allow 200 emails to be sent per hour.
I find this terrible and it is not what I am after.
I heard good things from DreamHost as a friend of mine has his website hosted here (www.barefiles.com).
What is your bulk email policy?
How many emails can I send per session/hour/day/week/month? I make sure I follow the Direct Market Association (DMA) UKs guide lines on sending honorable emails as it is the law. All the emails are opt-in only and private details arent shared/sold/published.