"Kancha ." <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I've users in a database classified by differnet
> catagories. Now based on category I need to send mail
> to all the users in a category.
> Calling mail() function in a loop would be a kill for
> the server as there are more than 1000 users in each
> category.
> Is there any way of doing this ?? Creating a mailing
> list is not possible.

You may want to use a PHP class that uses SMTP directly.  There's one
Manuel Lemos has written one which is available at
http://phpclasses.upperdesign.com/.  Another option is to write the emails
and recipients to a database and use a cron job to query the db every X
minutes and deliver the messages Y recipients at a time until complete.
You'd just need to flag the messages and recipients after they've been
processed or delete them.  I discussed the solution in a reply to a poster
with a slightly different problem just a few minutes ago under the subject
"Timed Jobs".

Steve Werby
President, Befriend Internet Services LLC

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