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Old 04-03-2002, 08:10 PM   #1
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Default Is this a bad way to mail my newsletter?

I run a loop in PHP using the mail() function, mailing each address in the database. As the list grows, its taking longer and longer to execute so I'm worried its a bad script. I want to avoid using BCC though and need to store the addresses in my database. Any ideas?
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Old 04-03-2002, 08:42 PM   #2
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http://www.netatlantic.com - get the professionals to host and send the list for you. it costs a little (not sure how many members you have), but its well worth it.
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Old 04-03-2002, 10:43 PM   #3
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Simply accesing the mail() command thousands of times is not a great way of doing things because it requires a persistant connection. Short of going with a outsourced service, get a script like PowerList (solutionscripts.com) that sues the fork() command to split the process and therefore handle more requests without making you keep the script running.

Please realize that if you are on a sharred server and mail several thousand people you will most likely get shut off for one reason or another.
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