E-mailing in Cyprus
Many individual internet users are are subscribed to Cytanet internet services in Cyprus.
Cytanet SMTP or outgoing mail serverFor outgoing mail, Cytanet requests for all CYTANET email accounts to use exclusively the CYTANET SMTP server (mail-out.cytanet.com.cy port: 25) and will not allow users to specify their own SMTP server.
This can be an issue if you intend to use your Cytanet internet connection for professional e-mail campaigns as Cytanet restricts the maximum number of e-mails that can be sent in one go (bulk mail) to 180.
Update as of 24-05-2013:
It seems that CYTA restricts the number of bulk email messages that can be sent through a CYTA email account:
554 5.7.1 <END-OF-MESSAGE>: End-of-data rejected: sorry, 100 recipients per day
Cytanet incoming mail server (POP3)
Incoming mail is delivered by the Cytanet pop3 mail server: mail.cytanet.com.cy followed by the login name and password that Cytanet has assigned.
If you are accessing your mail from more than one computer or Smartphone, consider leaving a copy of the messages on the mail server. In Outlook you can set this option on the Advanced tab in Internet E-mail settings - More Settings.... - Advanced - Click the option: Leave a copy of the messages on the Server.
You can access your Cytanet mail box from any browser (you do not need an e-mail client like Outlook or Eudora, ...) at https://webmail.cytanet.com.cy followed by your login name (just enter the login name you received from CYTA, not the whole email address as you would do in Gmail or Yahoo mail) and password.
Other ISP e-mail settings in Cyprus - incoming outgoing servers
Incoming Mail Server: mail.primehome.com
Outgoing Mail Server: mail.primehome.com
OTE NetOTEnet Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.otenet-telecom.net
MTNMTN Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.mtnmail.com.cy
Exchange Server and Static IPAs per Cyta's support Centre, if you intend to use your own SMTP server, you'd need to install an exchange Server and lease a static IP address.
Individual users typically do not use Exchange Server e-mail accounts; instead they use a POP3 e-mail account with an Internet service provider (ISP, like Cytanet or others) or use a Web-based e-mail service (Gmail, Yahoo, etc). If you use a POP3 e-mail account, your will need to use your ISP specific account information.
Your ISP can provide static IP addresses but the cost is significantly higher than a 'regular' subscription.
Is it worth for your business?The first question to ask is if e-mailing is essential to your operation.
If the answer is positive, a managed e-mailing service could be the solution.
At EworksWSI we use WSI Digital Marketing PRO as professional e-mailing solution.
This professional e-mailing system is available to our clients in Cyprus and will allow to manage lists of subscribers, their segmentation, html based email design, extensive reporting on delivery, bounced, opening and click through rates and much more.
If you rely on e-mailing to keep in contact with your clients and prospcets a serious e-mailing system is worth to be considered.
Many e-mail systems are available on the market and not all correspond to your requirements.
Not sure which one to use?
Contact your EworksWSI consultant here