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  • If I’m using ElasticEmail as my 3rd Party SMTP service, what (if any) effect does the send speed have on delivery of new post notifications? Is my hosting provider’s (Dreamhost’s DreamPress) server settings even involved?

    I thought that by using the 3rd Party SMTP service, the messages were being sent by them and THEIR limits would apply (i.e. the message and recipient lists get forwarded to ElasticEmail who then iterates through them)… but it seems like my install of MailPoet is actually generating each individual email but just connecting to ElasticEmail as the outbound SMTP server. Is that right?


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  • Plugin Author MailPoet


    That’s correct. You are limited by your server’s constraints. Read this to better understand how sending frequency works:

    Thanks! I read through that information, but I’m still confused. If I’m hosting at Dreamhost, but using Elastic Email as my SMTP delivery provider… do Dreamhost’s sending limits apply? Do I have to throttle my sending speed to 100/hour?!?! If so… what’s the benefit of having the Elastic Email service (other than improved deliverability)?

    And if Dreamhost’s speed limits DON’T apply, how do I know what to set them to if I’m using Elastic Email?

    Sorry if I’m being dense, but I just want to be sure I know what I’m getting into here. I have a list of over 7,000 subscribers I need to send notifications of new posts to. If I can only send at 100/hour, that’s going to take too long.


    Still curious… if I’m using Elastic Email as my SMTP provider, do Dreamhost’s server limits still apply? And, if so, how can I take advantage of Elastic Email’s faster/larger mailing limits at all?


    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    DreamHost’s server limits on emails shouldn’t impact your site if you’re not using our SMTP.

    Thanks, Mika!

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