Justin, Michael, et al -- ...and then Michael Sims said... % % On Wed, 14 Aug 2002 01:09:32 +1000, you wrote: % % >I was hoping that maybe there's an opensource or commercial product out % >there that I can install in my doc root (ie, PHP + MySQL support) which will % >handle this in a more effective manner (ie, space the mailout across an hour % >or so, etc etc). % % Take a look at some of the dedicated mailing list managers, and see if
I would agree here. Use a real mailing list manager instead of trying to roll your own. % perhaps you can modify them to get their subscriber list from your % database. EZMLM by all accounts is very nice, although I believe it % requires Qmail. Majordomo is another option. While it doesn't truly *require* qmail, that's nonetheless a fairly accurate statement. It is, however, very robust and easy to use. % % If you don't want the complexity of those types of programs, look at % some Perl-based solutions. I've been learning Perl as time allows, % and I've found that it's not too difficult if you're already a PHP % person to pick up Perl. A search on www.hotscripts.com or % www.freshmeat.net may turn up something. Absolutely agreed; the languages are very similar. [Rumor has it that php is perl-based or perl-inspired, but I haven't done any independent digging to see one way or another -- and there are *some* noticeable differences.] HTH & HAND :-D -- David T-G * It's easier to fight for one's principles (play) [EMAIL PROTECTED] * than to live up to them. -- fortune cookie (work) [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.justpickone.org/davidtg/ Shpx gur Pbzzhavpngvbaf Qrprapl Npg!
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