I’m trying to understand whether or not to use a VPS or a raspberry pi as a server for email marketing. It sounds like the options are:
- Renting a VPS (server), renting AWS SES (SMTP server) & using Mautic (bulk-emailing software)
- Using a raspberry pi (server), renting AWS SES & using Mautic
- Using a raspberry pi, installing Postfix (or Postal?) & using Mautic
I know there are other options out there for SMTP servers other than AWS SES (e.g. SendInBlue, MailGun, etc) and Mautic (e.g. SendBlaster, MailWizz, etc), but for argument’s sake I just picked SES & Mautic.
What I’m trying to understand is why do people rent a VPS rather than just using their own server (like a pi or similar)? I assume a VPS is better for overcoming power outages, internet issues, etc, but would the email’s IP reputation be affected and security jeopardised if option 2 was chosen? And am I right in assuming that the email’s IP is stronger using AWS SES than using Postfix/Postal?
Any advice would be great, especially detailing the advantages and disadvantages or all 3 options. Thank you.