Buying a new server.

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  1. alam96

    alam96 New Member

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    Hey guys, just wondering how to pick out a server for GI mailing?

    What're specs you're specifically looking for?

    How many IP's do you typically order?

    Is the more amount of IP's better, or would it be a waste of money once the ip's get reported for abuse?

    Thanks guys
     
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    The server specs will depend on your MTA. However, the ideal GI standard mailer set up is typically something like this.

    Core2Duo or alike
    4GB RAM
    250GB HD
    10-100MBit
    /28 - /25
     
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    It would be better to setup a 'centralized' server where you run your MTA then any servers you buy for IP space can be lower end machines that you just tunnel the IPs from.
     
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    How much would that potentially cost?
     
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    That depends on a lot of factors.

    1. The specs of the "home base" MTA server. Typically are going to be a more powerful box.
    2. How many IP source servers you want tunneled back. Even if they are Pent-D's or Atom cheap servers, they still are a server with IP's.
    3. The cost of having someone set up the tunnel for you. As it sounds like you would not know how to do this yourself.

    Then you have the varied price of all of the different ISP's for servers, and IP's. In theory, you could have an MTA for $250-500.00 depending on Dual/Quad/Dual Quad/RAM/bandwidth or whatever your MTA and preference. Then you have whatever the cost is for all of your cheaper spider, IP source, servers.
     
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    Oh Jesus, okay. Haha, I think i'm gonna stick with shitty servers to grind some change, though this is something i might consider in the future. Thanks for all the help guys.
     
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    Yeah... typically you need to be a shade bigger, but that is how many manage their IPs as Nick explained. Especially when you have a lot of IP's, and from different ISP or sources. Some MTA licenses are pretty pricey, and do not provide for a spider configuration (like DA). If you're on a limited budget, you want to get the most of out of the server your MTA is on.
     

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