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Re: who offers cheap (personal) 1U colo?

  • From: Tim Wilde
  • Date: Sat Mar 13 15:08:45 2004

An alternative to the question of 1U colo for this purpose is simply
purchasing authenticated SMTP service.  With the blocking of DSL/etc
netblocks being more and more common, they're popping up everywhere, both
with and without decent abuse desks.  I'm biased, of course, since I /am/
the abuse desk for ours, but it's out there, and it's $14.95/year for 150
relays per day.  See http://www.dyndns.org/services/mailhop/outbound/ for
details of our service that does this - plenty of other DDNS providers
have been adding their own, as well as more "normal" mail players.  It's
likely to be cheaper than a 1U server colo'd somewhere, if you're using
that server exclusively for SMTP relay, and it doesn't require as much
SMTP clue to set up properly.  And at least in our case, we make darned
sure that our servers don't get abused, and thus don't get stuck on
blacklists.

Tim Wilde

-- 
Tim Wilde
twilde@dyndns.org
Systems Administrator
Dynamic Network Services, Inc.
http://www.dyndns.org/




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