Hello, I am very honored to be a part of this forum. I am an average affiliate marketer and I've been saving up some $$ to get into email marketing. To be precise, I have put aside exactly $2,000 to invest into the best mailing setup I can get. I plan on mailing to only GIs. So this was my idea: 1 ubuntu linux server - stats will be as such--- Dual Intel Xeon Dempsey 5050 - 2 x 3.0GHz 2 GB ram 80gbs sata This server costs me $159 per month. I will outsource it and have my associate install exim on it + interspire (which is a better mta for ubuntu btw? postfix or exim?) I plan on spending whatever necessary to get him to do the work correctly. I am still a little bit unclear as to the proper way to set up interspire so that the domains + ips rotate correctly and *handle bounces accordingly*. I am especially concerned about bounces and want to handle them after each mailing. One idea was to simply have exim match a group of domains + ips to each other and rotate evenly. Anyway, he said he has done jobs like this plenty of times and will charge me about $60. I trust him because he has done several jobs for me and he has an immaculate 5/5 record on the freelancing site. So let's be generous and say that I'm at $300 now. I'll need ips. I'm still quite unclear as to the limit on the number of emails i can send per ip per day for GIs and I'm assuming it varies from ISP to ISP. I'll simply say that I'll warm them up using the following schedule: http://www.streamsend.com/kb2/idx.ph...P-Address.html Furthermore, I plan on sending roughly 1 million emails per day to begin with to my clean data (i've already paid quite a fair bit to a trusted source for it). I have about 10 million cleaned GIs. All in all, initially I'm assuming I can send about 10k/ip/day = 100 ips needed. I'll go ahead and round up and buy a /25 = $40/month. Since I plan on using all my available ip space, I'll buy 128 domains (are .infos fine or do i really need .coms) and use all 128 ips for a maximum of 1 million per day. $340 + (let's assume I'll use .infos since I haven't read any decent justification for .coms to be the only ones that should be used) $128 = $468 so far. That seems to be my inital cost. Am I missing anything? Any tips please, anything would be helpful. I also welcome any negative criticism, etc... The only one thing I should mention right now is that I'm dead set on mailing at least 1 MM per day to begin with. My friend already has his setup and sends roughly 3 MM emails a day to GIs and makes $800-$1000/day depending on the offer. Anyway, once again I appreciate it. Cheers. All this will of course have to be 100% compliant. One last thing, what cpanel would you suggest I use or does it not matter? I was leaning towards plesk since I'm pretty familiar with it but anything goes. I want to do it right.