I just came across this Dutch provider with some interesting VPS offers: TransIP:
Has anyone tested them? (The downside for most of us is that their website is in Dutch only, but Google Translate seems to do a good job translating it. Don’t know what happens if you need support, but the Dutch tend to be excellent in English)
What I find particularly interesting is that every VPS comes with 1000 free emails per day, which should be plenty for most forums. They advertise it as “Carefree Mailing”, meaning that you supposedly do not have to worry about blacklisting (because mails are sent from your VPS). Basically, it is an MTA of your choice on your server: TransIP | Knowledge Base - De VPS mailservice instellen
What do the email geeks here say? Is this really a worry-free email service or only for the experts who know the science?