Topic: Sending out a lot of email ... hosting options anyone?
So, my happy Rails app needs to send out a lot of email to notify people of new events that they subscribe to. Unfortunately, my host (coughdreamhostcough) has an upper limit of 100 recipients per hour. Yes, if I send 100 emails with 1 recipient I've hit my quota; if I send 25 emails with 4 recipients I've also hit my quota. This is obviously not going to work for a busy site.
I'm hoping there's someone here who has gone through the pain of scaling up a web app...
Does anyone have a workaround for the quota limits?
Any suggestions on a better host for high-volume email distribution?
Are there email-only distribution services?
Would getting a colo be the right thing where I manage my own e-mail server and go through a whitelisting process?