I am considering building my own SMTP server for sending bulk emails and I understand that I would need a VPS server to accomplish this task. I currently have a dynamic IP address from my ISP with port 25 (and some others) blocked:
1. Do I need a VPS server to build a SMTP server?
2. Do VPS servers come with a static IP address?
3. Do built SMTP servers tend to get blacklisted primarily because they are new and don't have a track record?
4. Does anyone recommend a specific VPS server to build a SMTP server?