External email host options


#1

We have a new PHP website that we just set up on DH and I am a little concerned about hitting the email limit imposed by DH. I do have an external SMTP host I can use but am not sure about what is the best way to proceed on the server since there are php.ini limitations and such. Can anyone recommend a server side setup that will work with PHP and get us to send emails out to our external host? Is PEAR the way to go?

Thanks!
Rob


#2

You can host your email server else. Gmail is a good option
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Gmail


#3

GMail is really not an acceptable option for sending email from a web site — their sending limits aren’t documented, but are in all likelihood far lower than ours. Trying to send bulk email through a GMail account will probably result in its being closed in short order.