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[nycphp-talk] PHP/MySQL based solution for sending bulk email?

Ophir Prusak ophir at prusak.com
Tue Mar 18 15:48:23 EST 2003


Hey Steve,

With your list of required features and the need for something that is truly
automated (200k addresses) I'd go with something commercial. Obviously there
must be a budget for this since you're currently outsourcing it. There are
still a lot of variables like how many emails per month sent, avg size of
email, how people subscribe / unsubscribe, more detail about the features
you need, etc.

You can find a pretty good list of software at:
http://directory.google.com/Top/Computers/Software/Internet/Servers/Mail/Lis
t_Management/

I've used Lyris myself and only have good things to say about it. Not cheap,
but you get what you pay for.

As mentioned before, you might want to consider getting a managed server
(like a rackshack $100 a month machine).

I'd be more than happy to continue discussing this off list.

ophir ophir at prusak.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Soler" <steve at soler.com>
To: "NYPHP Talk" <talk at nyphp.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 3:21 PM
Subject: Re: [nycphp-talk] PHP/MySQL based solution for sending bulk email?


> I guess it does not have to be PHP/MySQL, but it's just that I'm most
confident
> with this technologies stability.  Also, if it's PHP I think it may be
easier to
> add features in the future if need be.
>
> - Steve
>
> On Tue, 18 Mar 2003 12:21:10 -0800 (PST), "Ophir Prusak" wrote:
>
> >
> > Hi Steve,
> >
> > I'm also currently outsourcing my humble 8,000 member list (and am
looking
> > at other solutions).
> > Before going any further, may I ask why it has to be a PHP/MySQL
solution ?
> >
> > There are plenty of excellent free / commercial mailing list managers,
but
> > not necessarily in PHP / MySQL.
> >
> > Ophir
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Steve Soler" <steve at soler.com>
> > To: "NYPHP Talk" <talk at nyphp.org>
> > Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 8:54 AM
> > Subject: Re: [nycphp-talk] PHP/MySQL based solution for sending bulk
email?
> >
> >
> > > Thanks for the advice, but we are already outsourcing.  We want to
> > > handle this in house.  Can you let me know of any commercial products
> > > you may know of that are currently available.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Steve
> > >
> > > On Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at 08:42 AM, Hans Zaunere wrote:
> > >
> > > > If you want to do this in a professional manner, you may be better
off
> > > > outsourcing to a company that does just this.  It's inexpensive and
> > > > would
> > > > probably work the best.  Google for php bulking emailing or some
> > > > variation
> > > > and look at the ads google comes up with on the right.
> > > >
> > > > There are also some commercial products, but for 200,000 mails
you'll
> > > > need a
> > > > pretty fat bit pipe.
> > > >
> > > > H
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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