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Re: trapdoor.merit.edu and other impatient Postfix mailers everywhere(fwd)

  • From: Dickson, Brian
  • Date: Thu Aug 02 18:58:40 2001

>> ..., I would have figured they could afford to pay 5 per mailbox per
>> year (and MAPS might have even worked out a better rate than that for
>> the big guys)..
>
>http://www.mail-abuse.org/feestructure.html
>
>Per year, for $1,000 users, cheapest option, standard pricing
> RBL+  $1,250
> DUL     $500
> RSS     $700
>       $2,450
>
>or $2.40/per mailbox per year.  Sorry my budget does not go there...

As I'm sure others will point out...
RBL+ (which *includes* DUN and RSS) is $1250 *plus* $50/1000users per year.

So it starts at $1300/yr/1000 users (or $1.30/yr, ie $0.11/month/user).
It asymtotically approaches $50/yr/1000 users (ie when you reach Aleph-null
users), or $0.05/year/user, or $0.004/month/user.

Unless you only have a thousand users, I'd find it very surprising if anyone
had problems fitting this into their business model.

(My opinion here is academic; we don't have "mailboxes" - we're an NSP, no
dial/DSL/cable.)

Brian