> > > I would like to send an e-mail (the same e-mail) to 1,000 different
> > people.
> > > I want each persons name to be in the "To:" field.  Is there a way to
> > > customize it to where it can say Dear____ (having a different persons 
> name
> > > corresponding to an e-mail address) so that it looks customized.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Ben
> > >
> >
> > What you are describing is called SPAMMING, something
> > we really, really dislike.
>There are several very good reasons to need to do this.

One example is sending an update to all of the members who have created 
accounts on your site.  This wouldn't be considered spamming, because they 
have requested that you help keep them informed.

> > Answer to your question: yes, it's pretty simple, but PHP
> > is generally a language for web applications, I think Perl
> > is more suited for your needs.
>PHP would suffice here just fine--and we are trying to dispel the
>myth that PHP is a web-only language. However, in a case like
>this, I'd suggest checking out a proper mailing list manager
>such as majordomo or ezmlm.

Another good one is mailman.


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