We're currently running a retail broadcast email program called AutoResponse Plus (ARP3). This is a very well known software package in the industry to handle large mailing lists and autoresponder marketing campaigns.
Our marketing list is around 100,000 in size, and have found that we're having some bottleneck issues with getting the messages sent out in a timely manner. Others that use this product have had similar issues... and the solution according to the program writer is to modify the server's DNS and/or MTA properties. Specifically, to use DNS cacheing, Deferred DNS lookup, Multiple email queues, etc...
There's a good discussion thread on the company's forum discussing this in further detail. Here's the link: [url removed, login to view]
The server in question is running RedHat Linux 8 with sendmail. I'm open to suggestion on changing the MTA to Qmail, since Qmail is generally thought of to be a faster mail transfer agent. But also sticking with sendmail is fine as well -- this would be up to the suggestion of the person that takes on the job.
With regards to the DNS modifications... the server does NOT currently act as a domain name server in any capacity. I use outside DNS servers for lookups. So again, these are some issues to consider.
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Installation package that will install the software (in ready-to-run condition) on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) Exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site).
- RedHat Linux 8 Server
- Sendmail version 8.12.8