Hi and Setup

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  1. hummer

    hummer New Member

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    Hey Guys, just wanted to introduce myself and post my setup was gonna do it soon but saw that i've been named :s:.

    The name's Hummer, friends call me H2. Been in it IT field for a few years, my experience has almost exclusivly been with linux. Installing/Managing LAMP setups, samba/ldap, and postfix/dovecot setups. Also have very good experience with programming and DB design.
    I have written scripts to track openers/clicks, process bounces and fbls.

    Even though I have setup mail servers many times, the IPs were already warmed and a lot of clients even had them whitelisted. Most of the servers usually send out around 150K a day each.
    This time though I'm going to be starting from scratch and hopefully it shouldn't be that hard as I'm not doing anything shady.

    The data:
    - I have and am going to be building lists myself. Mostly through PPV (no coreg) and some other traffic sources as I optimize them
    - Tracking their IP, location, timestamp, and even the page they used to sign up on

    The setup:
    - Done
    - I'm going to be using postfix (on Debian) as I have had the most experience with it. I know most people recommend paid MTAs but I think it's fine for a beginner. Hopefully once I'm banking I can move on up.
    - The mailserver won't directly send out mail but will tunnel through other servers.
    - PHP script to track openers/clicks
    - Perl script to process bounces/FBLs
    - Postgres as DB backend
    - ToDo
    - Shop around for VPS to tunnel through
    - Setup DNS, rDNS, SPF, DKIM, etc.
    - Setup local DNS servers for faster lookups
    - Create frontend for feeder and list management (Not a prioity right now)

    So there you have it. Any critiques?

    Also, without sounding like i'm asking for a handout, is there an easier way to get data?
    I know there is the revshare route which I don't mind but I think these people are expecting very high volume mailers. Am I right in thinking that?

    Thanks
     
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    You will not find many VPS providers that have the required tun/tap/gre/ipip modules installed/enabled for you to tunnel IP space from them. Some of them may enable them upon request but that adds to the time and complexity.
     
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    Thanks, A dedicated server then.
     

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