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Old 07-31-2001, 11:12 AM   #1
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Default help please - how to avoid CGI "Process Time Out"?

i am using powerlist as the substitute for listbot, however when i send our newsletters after maybe few minutes there is a "process time out" and result in newsltter only sent to part of the mailing list.

can you please tell me how to extend the cgi process time or how to overcome this problem?

thanks in advance pal
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Old 08-01-2001, 03:27 PM   #2
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Hi Noti,

what's the size of your mailing list ?
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Old 08-01-2001, 03:33 PM   #3
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Default hi gallery :)

hi pal! my list is only 1000+ ... i thought it should have any problem ... but too bad

any idea how to fix the problem? by the way, what newsletter script are you using?
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Old 08-01-2001, 03:43 PM   #4
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I'm not using any script for my lists as I do not want to run into problems when they'll become large.

Unfortunately I do not know powerlist.

Do you send your mails through an SMTP server or with sendmail ?
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thanks for your fast reply ... i am using sendmail to send.
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Old 08-01-2001, 04:31 PM   #6
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This might be the problem (It's only a assumption)

As a rule, do not use sendmail. Always use an SMTP server.

Is it possible with powerlist ?
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a way to solve this would be to modify the script to send out 150 emails then go to a blank page which refreshes and sends it out to the next 150 emails, and so on untill everyone gets the email
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Old 08-04-2001, 02:02 PM   #8
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Default thanks guys!!!

hey guys, thanks a lot for your help

gallery, too bad 4webspace does not allow stmp

Graeme, too bad i don't know perl so i think thats not my option as well.

i think i will have to look for another newsletter script, wish my luck hehehe
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Noti,

go to www.dtp-aus.com

This guy has made superb scripts including solutions to take care of your lists :

One script to get subscribers and another one to send mails to subscribers (it does what graeme suggested)
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Old 08-22-2001, 01:43 PM   #10
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if your using a non free host ..which i hope you are then you can email the techsupoprt for your host and ask them what their cgi timeout is...

and if they could change it for your virtual server.

If you using a dedicated server then you should be able to increase the timout settings of the cgi scripts using your admin panel

hope this helps.

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Old 08-23-2001, 03:00 AM   #11
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Default thanks guys!!!

sorry for delay in replying gallery ... missed out your reply

actually i am using MyMail by http://www.codingclick.com/ ... its a php/mysql script ... it works great and have almost all the features i needed (except html mail). but i still have the same problem ... the script wouldn't finish sending to all the list and stop after 5 minutes. as you are with raq server as well, is the problem with KeepAliveTimeout 300 in the httpd.conf file? please refer to http://66.33.83.213/forums/showthrea...threadid=12227
thanks a lot for helping

hyperglobalmeganet thanks for your reply. i am with raq3 server, too bad i can't do much with the control panel, but i have tried to modify the time out ... please refer to the above link for a detail explaination. thanks a lot for helping
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no problems...
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