on 15/08/02 5:17 PM, Daren Cotter ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: > I understand this solution, but are you telling me > that companies that send millions of emails per day > simply use the BCC line in the email? I can't imagine > this is the "proper" way of doing things...I do, after > all, need to send 50,000 emails at a time. > > Can anyone else verify this?
There are two schools of thought. One is the Bcc approach where nothing is personalised. The second is the sending of personalised emails one at a time. This approach has given me heaps of grief, and I'm thinking about returning to the Bcc approach, but some ideas include: a) running the script as a command line script, hence ruling out the browser problems b) running the script via a browser in batches of 100 or 'n', with a 5sec-5min interval between, set-up with meta refresh tags... this is ultimately slower, but has more guarantees. c) running the script using a dedicated mailing list application like ezmlm, taking php out of the equation completely. d) talking to a dedicated mailing-list company, like sparklist.com -- it's not effective for small lists, but for 50,000 people once a month, you get charged the base price of US$50/month. For once a week, it's around $200. Cheers, Justin -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php