email internationally

our email gets delay once of hundred times when USA branch email to Japan branch.
should i use Japan side of SMTP server on USA side? or just statistically unavoidable?
Hiroyuki TamuraField EngineerAsked:
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bundasCommented:
very much depends on the "quality" of the "server" (or provider).
So, choose the better one even it is farther.
I stay in Italy. I have a domain (and mailbox) in USA. Before, our provider here was not a good one, so I use the SMTP of that USA server to send to all of the world. It was better than using the Italy one.
Now, we have a good provider, then I use the SMTP of Italy provider, and it is very okay to all of the world.
(we send mails to more than 20 countries all of the world).
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stronghold888Commented:
Usually that happens if SMTP servers are busy on certain times, so if you can use a SMTP server from Japan, then delays can be shorter. It's never more faster. Sometimes you need to base your selection on a very good SMTP server even if it's in USA or in another country of the world.
We have a good SMTP server that operates from USA through we are based in Canada. We had to change until we found a good one because before we experienced delays and some of our e-mail messages bounced back.
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Hiroyuki TamuraField EngineerAuthor Commented:
thank you, all.
which one would you recommend?
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stronghold888Commented:
I would recommend Comcast or SBC (powered by Yahoo).
You can look internationally later on if you still have problems. There's a link that will help: http://www.e-eeasy.com/SMTPServerList.aspx

stronghold888
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