Just a reminder of sorts when dealing with this kind of issue.
Where I work, we never had a need to mail 20,000+ newsletters but we do
distribute 300 or so each week.
On our initial tests, we discovered our external smtp server (our isp
account), limited our mailings to chunks of 20 emails at a time, which meant
we had to reconnect after every 20 newsletters had been sent.
We still deal with this issue, and are looking for a more efficient/friendly
isp to handle our needs.
Alternatively (plan B) we could set up our own server in-house.
We don't know yet but there could be also limits on our DSL connection
imposed by the ISP.
Still studying the problem.
"Larry Jeannette II" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
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> This is something I am curious about also. We are currently building a
> system to allow people to maintain/send out newsletters (40,000+). We have
> done some initial testing of the process (which uses the mail() function)
> and have found that it takes about 30 - 40 minutes to process 4000 emails.
> Right now we are doing this through a web page so we can watch the
> I myself, was perplexed when the script didn't timeout after 2.5 minutes
> (the timeout period set in php.ini) and actually finished the process. My
> question is: will this still be true when sending out 40,000 emails and
> process takes 5 - 6 hours? Like Sondra, I don't really want to anger
> thousands of people testing this thing out.
> Larry Jeannette
> Sondra Russell writes:
> > Yes, I saw the discussion a few days earlier on this topic, but I'm
> > wondering if there is still some unmined wisdom out there about
> > building a script that sends a newsletter out to 25,000+ people....
> > The very impressive class I found (phpmailer-1.41) looked great, but
> > it didn't *directly* address the high-volume issue in the readme so
> > I'm still a little nervous.
> > And, unfortunately, it's not one of those types of technical
> > challenges you can keep testing over and over without seriously
> > annoying the first 100 or so people on your list who *do* get the
> > email before the script times out.
> > I think the amount of trash email I get each day proves that vast
> > mailings aren't TOO difficult, but I think I could use a little
> > wisdom before I give it a shot.
> > Anyone? I'll buy you a coke!
> > Thank you in advance,
> > Sondra Russell
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