You could change the TO: to something generic like "Email List Subscriber"
then add everyone to the BCC field and then generate 1 email with 9000
people in the BCC field.  Let sendmail do the rest.  It should take less
time to send the emails and only a few seconds to generate your page.


-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Payne [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2003 11:41 AM
Subject: [PHP-DB] newsletter optimization help needed

Hi there Everyone,
Below is some code I use to send a newsletter to clients subscribed on my
mailing list.  The problem is I have over
9000+ email addresses in the DB and it takes around 30-45 minutes to
send them with the below code.
Can anyone see someway I can optimize it so it sends out the newsletter any
faster?  I've probably gone about this system the long way, but it works - I
just need to find a way to make it faster :-(
Thanks everyone
All the best
$connection = mysql_connect("localhost","Username","Password") or
die("Couldn't make a connection.");
$db = mysql_select_db("WhateverDB", $connection)
            or die("Couldn't select database.");
$sql = "SELECT *
        FROM emailtest";
$sql_result = mysql_query($sql,$connection)
            or die("Couldn't execute query.");
while ($row = mysql_fetch_array($sql_result)) {
            $emailadd = $row["EMail"];
            $emailname = $row["emailname"];
            $emailphone = $row["emailphone"];
            $emailaddress = $row["emailaddress"];
$MP = "sendmail -t";
$HT = "<html><body>";
$HT = "</body></html>";
$subject = "$subject";
$NOTE = "$emailtests";
$NOTE = str_replace("*email*", "$emailadd", $NOTE);
$NOTE = str_replace("*name*", "$emailname", $NOTE);
$NOTE = str_replace("*phone*", "$emailphone", $NOTE);
$NOTE = str_replace("*address*", "$emailaddress", $NOTE);
$TO = "$emailadd"; 
$fd = popen($MP,"w"); 
fputs($fd,"MIME-Version: 1.0\r\n");
fputs($fd,"Content-type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1\r\n"); fputs($fd,
"To: $TO\n"); 
fputs($fd, "From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]"); 
fputs($fd, "Subject: $subject\n"); 
fputs($fd, "X-Mailer: PHP3\n");  
fputs($fd, "Email: $email\n");
fputs($fd, "$HT");
fputs($fd, "$NOTE");
fputs($fd, "$EHT");

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