I have a google apps business account which provides the use of gmail's mx servers. I would like to use this for users to send/receive email. However, I have a specific need to send bulk emails on a regular basis, and according to Google's Sending Limits, we can only send 2K emails a day using their mail server.

I have a vps which has a static IP (and port 25 unblocked), which I can install and configure postfix. I would like to use this mail server to send mail so I am not limited to 2K a day. I am willing to purchase a SSL cert to ensure encrypted connections to the mail server, and from the mail server to email providers (gmail, hotmail).

Has anyone implemented this hybrid approach, if so am I on the right track? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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    As long as you've got SPF and DKIM configured properly for it, they won't care what server's doing the sending. – ceejayoz Sep 27 '13 at 17:46
  • Could you convert to an answer with more information about the acronyms you stated, and why they are relevant? – Mike Purcell Sep 27 '13 at 17:58
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    Rather than listen to me, the best resource I've seen is codinghorror.com/blog/2010/04/… – ceejayoz Sep 27 '13 at 18:00
  • Awesome I'll check it out. Thanks for the response. Wanted to give you credit via accepted answer if it worked out. – Mike Purcell Sep 27 '13 at 18:02

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