I’m pretty happy about dreamhost features and price, however email support here is terrible.
The 100 outgoing messages per hour limit forces me to disable most of the features on my sites that use email (new posts notifications in forums, error notifications sent to my email accounts, etc.) to avoid having my email accounts blocked by DH.
Newsletters from sites hosted at Dreamhost are not an option unless they’re sent to VERY few people. It’s possible to use the control panel announcement lists, but the feature set they have is very limited. And well, manually sending batches of 100 emails each hour is not a very realistic approach either.
Last time I checked (a few weeks back) spam filters were outdated and very ineffective… I’d say less than 10% of the spam I receive was put in the junk mail folder. I’ve read about techniques like forwarding DH mail to Gmail to use their filters, or manually setting up filters but I can’t see why DH are not providing this BASIC service themselves.
Can anyone recommend some shared host that doesn’t have these problems with their email support?