The tech that runs FRED, the USA's Fencing Tournament resource.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Wow, FRED sends a lot of mail
With FRED's current SMTP (outgoing email) service, it'll cost about $550 per year to send email. Yikes! EC2 did just launch an outgoing email service that would be WAY more cost-effective (maybe even free for FRED since he might make it under their free tier), but it's not an SMTP service. Instead, it's a webservice API, which makes it harder for FRED to use it. I have hope that soon they'll add SMTP as an alternative method of using the service.