ISPs have recently been getting very strict in terms of email usage on their ADSL networks and have implemented quota management for outbound email when using their smtp relays. As a result, a client could:
- have email rejected once a certain threshold is reached ( eg. 30 emails per sender per hour )
- be disconnected from the internet once a 2nd higher threshold is reached
This obviously causes serious issues for those who deal with marketing emails, emailing lists and generally a higher usage than what the ISPs allow. I’ve already seen 2 clients this week be disconnected from the internet due to UBE ( unsolicited bulk email ) notices.
As a result, XStore and SilcomIT are combining under the name of EmailStor to offer a relay service for all clients who need a customised service for sending email. The service will be available from this week coming and will include a myriad of additional email features like:
- selectable rate and storage quotas per domain and/or per user
- mailing lists
- forwarding/bounces ( eg. single to multiple – simple mailing list )
The sequence is currently:
user -> company email server -> ISP relay -> recipient server
this will change to:
user -> company email server -> EmailStor relay -> recipient server
The system is still being built as we speak but will have initial relay services available from next week. Additional services and features will come on-line in the next few weeks.
In addition, we will be offering other internet services:
- email hosting with POP3 and IMAP support
- backup email service
- web hosting
- ftp/data storage
- dns hosting
We’re busy putting the website, pricelists and business documentation together – this will be available from tomorrow and we’ll send out an email explaining the service.
Note, to limit the possibility of UBE being sent from your network ( eg. from a virus-infected PC ), please consult XStore to make sure your firewall allows ( and has enabled ) the ability to block outbound smtp traffic from all internal computers except your mail server.