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Re: [PHP] Re: Thoughts Please About Design Strategy for Club Mailing List




On Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 11:16 AM, Curtis Maurand <curtis@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> You need a better shared hoster.  Siteground comes to mind (disclaimer, I
> do not work for them.  I host websites and have mailman available to my
> users.).  Siteground does limit to 200 recipients at a time, but since your
> list is 40.
>
> You could also lease a VPS and run mailman or phplist.  That would also
> get you cron and sendmail.
>
> Just a couple of thoughts.
>
> Cheers,
> Curtis
>
> On 3/30/2016 12:09 AM, B. Aerts wrote:
>
>> On 30/03/16 00:48, Stephen wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> I am building a LAMP site on a shared server, Hostpapa, and I want to be
>>> able to send emails to a mailing list. I have build sites before, but a
>>> mailing list is new to me.
>>>
>>> Sendmail and cron are not available in this environment.
>>>
>>> I will have a table for member data, including their email address.
>>>
>>> I currently have 40 members, and expect to grow to no more than 200.
>>>
>>> Members will join through a web form, and I want to update the table
>>> with a “pending” status.
>>>
>>> Using data in the table, I want to send emails to each member. I am
>>> wondering about load.
>>>
>>> Will the PHP mail() function be OK? Do I have to be concerned about
>>> timeouts?
>>>
>>> I would like to send a discrete email to each member. Or is just a big
>>> BCC going to work?
>>>
>>> Anything else I should think about?
>>>
>>> Thanks in advance.
>>>
>>>
>> Hi Steven,
>>
>> be aware some ISP's limit the numbers of mails sent per hour, to avoid
>> mailbots sending spam from their domain.
>> Better check in advance with your ISP what the limits are ( max.
>> recipients per mail, max. # of mails per hour )
>>
>> Other than that, I don't think 200 members is that big to handle.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Bert
>>
>>
> --
> Curtis Maurand
> curtis@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:curtis@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> 207-252-7748




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