"Richard Creech - Dreamriver.Com" wrote:
> Hello All,
> I want to grab several thousand email addresses from my subscriber list and email 
>them. I wrote a script to do this. The addresses come from an online database. I have 
>completely rewritten the script once, but still it gives me email blues. The script 
>in general is very sluggish and frequently chokes after a few thousand sends.
> Once I was told that my methodology is inefficient for larger volumes. Looping 
>through a database set and sending email for each record was not as efficient as 
>using some dedicated third party application designed to do just this. Ok, I'm ready 
>for such suggestions now.
> So, what is the best approach for this problem, and can you provide download urls 
>for a decent solution. I want to marry the code with a new software program I'm 

This topic was already replied just 2 days ago.

Manuel Lemos

> Subject: 
>              Re: Mass Mailing
>         Date: 
>              Mon, 03 Dec 2001 22:32:04 -0200
>        From: 
>              [EMAIL PROTECTED] (Manuel Lemos)
>           To: 
>  Newsgroups: 
>              php.db, php.general
>   References: 
>              1
> Hello,
> Nathan Cavicchi wrote:
> > 
> > I started writing a set of scripts that would send out mutiple emails to a
> > list of customers.  I then realized that most likely this program, and/or
> > snipits had most likely already been written.  If so, can some one point me
> > in the right direction and save me 3 or 4 days?
> Forget PHP. Use a dedicated mailing list or e-mail server. If you are
> using Unix, I recommend strongly qmail/ezmlm. It is very good for
> handling bounces. I use it to distribute PHP Classes site notification
> messages. It is very fast and pratical. You may want to try this PHP Web
> interface for managing ezmlm mailing lists. It even comes with a SOAP
> interface for managing subscriptions programmatically eventually from a
> remote machine.
> http://phpclasses.UpperDesign.com/browse.html/package/177
> Regards,
> Manuel Lemos

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