I've been working on a site that will need to send a rather large volume of email to subscribers. It is a forum that will send all approved comments for the day to subscribed users in digest format -- I AM NOT SPAMMING PEOPLE, THEY WILL HAVE TO SIGN UP. We are anticipating as many as 30,000 subsribers in the next couple years.
So, my question is: does anyone know of a good host to send out this volume of email that meets the following requirements:
1) It is fairly reasonably priced -- we don't have a very large amount of money
2) It is not a known SPAM server -- I don't want to give those people money, and I don't want to be blocked by other servers
3) They will not shut down my account for sending a high volume of email. Many hosts I have talked to said that they would probably not allow me to send that amount of email, even if people were asking for it.
My plan is to write a PHP script that will start sending mails out around midnight, and send an email to 100-200 people every 5-10 minutes.
Thanks for your help!