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# 215530 1-Jul-2017 08:53
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I have a need to send emails out to around 4000 people. In the past I have used MailChimp for smaller mailings but they baulk at lists bigger than 2000. They even add up the total of all your lists to get the 2000 limit.

 

I have looked at alternatives like SendInBlue but they have even tighter limits.

 

Mailchimp is quite expensive to use their paid service as a monthly charge when I might not use it some months.

 

I am looking for suggestions of how to handle a mailing list of 4000 without it costing an arm and leg

 

 





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  # 1809965 1-Jul-2017 09:31
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I use newsletter for WordPress combined with sendgrid. Have a mailing list of around 5000 which recieve 2-3 messages a month. Works fine.



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  # 1810001 1-Jul-2017 10:38
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Presumably one had to run wordpress to use the product.




Nokia 7 Plus
Nexus 6P 32Gb
Nexus 6 Phone
Nexus 5 Phone
Nexus 7 2013 Tablet
Samsung TAB A 8"
Samsung TAB A 10"

 

& many Windows laptops, Desktops etc

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1810026 1-Jul-2017 11:56
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I use Maxmail for these things. 

 

www.maxmailhq.com  

 

In full disclosure I have an investment in this company, but I am not operationally involved. 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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  # 1810039 1-Jul-2017 12:16
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Thanks that looks interesting will go and investigate further





Nokia 7 Plus
Nexus 6P 32Gb
Nexus 6 Phone
Nexus 5 Phone
Nexus 7 2013 Tablet
Samsung TAB A 8"
Samsung TAB A 10"

 

& many Windows laptops, Desktops etc

 

 

 


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  # 1810049 1-Jul-2017 12:39
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Have a look at Sendy: https://sendy.co/

 

I have it running on a server that is used to send out about 250k emails and it works very well.





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  # 1815988 8-Jul-2017 19:04
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I'm the operator of the server Michael mentioned. Sendy is an awesome piece of software. Our list has now grown to 400,000 subscribers and it would cost me a huge fortune managing that through sites like MailChimp. Amazon has the volume to send bulk e-mail for very low cost. The only thing you need to be wary of is the validity of your e-mail lists because if you get too many bounces (>5%) Amazon can block you from sending further e-mails

 

 





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  # 1816082 8-Jul-2017 23:15
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I looked at Sendy but got lost trying to cope with setting up Amazon SES. It seemed to preclude New Zealand. It only offered two US states and Europe.
I gave up




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Nexus 6P 32Gb
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Samsung TAB A 8"
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  # 1816090 9-Jul-2017 00:13
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ronw: I looked at Sendy but got lost trying to cope with setting up Amazon SES. It seemed to preclude New Zealand. It only offered two US states and Europe.
I gave up

 

You go with the location closest to your server - for example, if it was hosted in NZ you'll pick a host in the US. Alternativally you could get a cheap $5/mo Linode and set that up for use with Sendy which will also have very low latency over to SES.

 

Pretty easy to set up and once it is done then there isn't much more to do.





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  # 1816109 9-Jul-2017 07:35
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michaelmurfy:

 

Have a look at Sendy: https://sendy.co/

 

I have it running on a server that is used to send out about 250k emails and it works very well.

 

 

How does Amazon SES compare to say Sendgrid when it comes to being spam rated?







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  # 1816115 9-Jul-2017 08:10
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In the end I went with the option suggested above. I don't have that many email around 10k a month which I can get for around 10 dollars. The company was Maxmail and so far it has worked well. Only one company to work with




Nokia 7 Plus
Nexus 6P 32Gb
Nexus 6 Phone
Nexus 5 Phone
Nexus 7 2013 Tablet
Samsung TAB A 8"
Samsung TAB A 10"

 

& many Windows laptops, Desktops etc

 

 

 


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