Please help me with advice for my GI setup

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  1. pewep

    pewep New Member

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    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.
     
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    pewep New Member

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    I appreciate the advice and will take it under strong consideration. Cheers :)
     
  3. jellyfish

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    I would say the decision to outsource the tech of setting up your server for GI mailing sounds quite troubling.

    IMHO that should not be outsourced. A close second though would be to deal with a software vendor that will have you use your IPs and their technology. Now if this guy your saying your outsourcing to is the same guy that setup your friends server then you might be onto something.
     
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    Your paying too much for your server. Might lose it anyway, pick up a cheap dedi. http://www.lowenddedi.net/the-database

    I think outsourcing tech is fine, spend as much time as you can in your area of strength whether that's finding data, picking offers, or managing everything.

    Also, I would read this GI thread:
    http://www.mailerforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=998

    Its probably more effective to send 1mm per ip and be done with it then 10k per ip over a long time. You're probably gonna get blacklisted at the same rate if you send 1mm or 100k.
     
  5. pewep

    pewep New Member

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    Thanks guys, I really appreciate the help. I'm actually going to go ahead and start mailing within the next 48 hours on a test/throwaway dedi and see what happens. Cheers!!!
     
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    pewep New Member

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    Wow, thanks for the advice Frank. My head is swimming with ideas haha.
     
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    Just curious, alright I have pretty much read every GI thread I have come across across several forums. So does it even matter whether I use windows or linux? I'm leaning towards windows because I'm a lot more technologically adept with it than unix systems. To be even more specific - I already have the iis smtp server setup with domain certificates and it sends perfectly...I also have mailing software that can really pound those emails out. Anyone care to elaborate on why one OS would be better than another?
     

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