We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

How many mass emails can we send before we are blacklisted?

jacobk57
jacobk57 asked
on
604 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-29
Our company is wanting to switch from sending bid invitations via fax to email.  During the busiest months we will probably send 5,000 to 10,000 emails along with the our normal company email.  Each bid invitation will be sent to between 100 and 400 email addresses depending on the size of the project.  Our company has about 15 employees who have email addresses, therefore I would estimate our current monthly email volume is around 20,000 emails per month (15 user x 70 daily emails x 20 business days in month).

I spoke with our IT provider and they warned me that if we send too many emails we could become blacklisted.  

Most of the emails are going to corporations with corporate email addresses, not yahoo, gmail, hotmail etc.  Would this kind of volume increase cause us to get blacklisted?  

Thanks,
jacob
Comment
Watch Question

CERTIFIED EXPERT
Top Expert 2014
Commented:
This one is on us!
(Get your first solution completely free - no credit card required)
UNLOCK SOLUTION

Author

Commented:
We will probably send 20-30 emails each month with 100 to 400 recipients would this trigger any problems with our ISP?
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Top Expert 2014

Commented:
It should not.  We have about 4,000 recipients on a listsrv and send out anywhere from 1 to 10 e-mails a month.  Then we have our normal e-mails on top of that.

We have never even been warned.  But it may depend on your ISP, we have a tier 1 ISP in the USA.  A smaller ISP or a ISP in other parts of the world may have an issue.
Kash2nd Line Engineer
CERTIFIED EXPERT

Commented:
depends but if this is what your company does then why not use dotMailer >> http://www.dotmailer.co.uk/
Dave BaldwinFixer of Problems
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Most Valuable Expert 2014
Commented:
This one is on us!
(Get your first solution completely free - no credit card required)
UNLOCK SOLUTION
Network Administrator
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Commented:
This one is on us!
(Get your first solution completely free - no credit card required)
UNLOCK SOLUTION

Gain unlimited access to on-demand training courses with an Experts Exchange subscription.

Get Access
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Empower Your Career
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE

Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Unlock the solution to this question.
Join our community and discover your potential

Experts Exchange is the only place where you can interact directly with leading experts in the technology field. Become a member today and access the collective knowledge of thousands of technology experts.

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

OR

Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.