I have done this, and it's not a bad idea as long as you aren't sending spam.

It's rather easy to do this, just do a mysql_query() from the database where you 
select the subscribers field and then do a while which sends out emails via the 

You may experience problem with max execution time if you're using a bad mailserver 
but it can be solved by simply extending the max execution time in php.ini or in just 
the specific script.

Best regards,


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jimmy Bäckström" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2001 6:29 PM
Subject: [PHP] Sending alots of mail

Hi list!
I'm about to write an application that takes about 5000 mailadresses from a database, 
and then sends a mail to each one of them. I haven't done this kind of apps before, so 
I don't know if it's a good idea. Does anyone have any suggestions?


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