A noobish mailer's introduction

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  1. BingeMailer

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    I’ve been lurking around here for a little while reading everything I can all the while riddled with anxiety because I think Roundy, as he is affectionately known, is going to PM me at any moment demanding that I state my business.

    Put simply, I am a guy who wants to earn a living from mailing. I also want to be sure that every American gets the chance to save money on their cable bill and if they still can’t afford it, I want to be able to provide them with an avenue for short term loans. I have very little mailing experience but am somewhat technical. I also have a partner who is quite technical and has some experience with mailing.

    I am here because there is a steep learning curve and knowledge is power. I, like many of the members here, would love to pay it forward. Unfortunately, at this time I don’t enough to contribute in any meaningful way. When I see my opportunity to jump into the fray, I will.

    My game plan is to work with GI in the very short term while I am learning about mailing and also warming IPs and aging domains for TLD.

    I am currently working with a reputable network that has been mentioned in a favorable light in this forum many times.

    I am using PMTA.

    I have 3 servers set up, one SSDs with /26 for MTA and 2 redundant web servers with /29, RAID1 with custom DNS. We backup our data over night to backup external server.

    IPS are all clean. rDNS, DKIM, SPF, Message-IDs and feedback loops and other important items are taken care of.

    Open-ish dialogue with server provider.

    My pitfall so far has been the data. Because I didn’t have a place to go, I ended up purchasing low-quality data and it hasn't been performing because of ridiculously high hard bounces. I hope to establish and grow some great long-term relationships with super users of this forum. Hopefully they can steer me in the right direction as far as data goes.

    My journey in mailing is just beginning so I’ll be posting some more technical questions when they arise. Thanks for reading.
     
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    Since I've stated my business he has no reason to bother me. Instead I hope we can get to know each a bit. And even though Supergenii has been flamed on this forum because of his platform not performing, I still find that he has valuable input and welcome any advice he wishes to give.
     
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    I don't bother anybody Binge, surprised you felt this way. In fact, I go out of my way not to attack noobs as I want them to feel comfortable and post.

    I can tell you that you're going about this wrong.. buying data is simply not the way to go, you're just sending unsolicited garbage and will have more heartaches and headaches than it's worth. Nobody will ever be able to buy cheap co-reg data that sounds too good to be true and make it work.

    The best data is often exclusive data that you build yourself... put up a simple website with an email capture form, buy cheap traffic to it. I know some mailers with very small but highly targeted lists under 25K who are only dropping 2-3 times a week and making far more than the mailer who buys 1mm crappy names and loses servers left and right.
     
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    Thanks for that input. We are working on that while simultaneously trying to find other sources for data. I just don't understand how some of the mailers here can have many millions of emails by doing it that way. There has to be some sharing. Am I missing something, or am I just trying to turn this into a get rich overnight scheme?
     
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    Good luck to you man. I was a bit worried as well since I've been on wf for years and saw a bunch of familiar names but this is actually a refreshing pace. As long as you don't go around crying that you only have $400 and mailerking but ask good questions and read, you get some great help here.
     

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