[nycphp-talk] PHP/MySQL based solution for sending bulk email?
smanes at magpie.com
Tue Mar 18 20:02:14 EST 2003
At 07:52 PM 3/17/2003 -0500, Steve Soler wrote:
>I have an opt-in email list of about 200,000 people. I'm wondering if
>anyone knows of a shareware or commercial PHP/MySQL based solution for
>sending out bulk email.
Opt-out functionality aside, any decent mail server and a reasonably fast
connection should be able to handle 200,000 outbound mails a day
easily. Stick all the addresses in a protected alias and post a message to
it. The mail server will do the rest. This is essentially what I do with
my topical mailing lists which, all totaled, is 8,000 20k+ boilerplate
digests/day over a lowly residential DSL line.
Bulk emailers are mainly useful when you have multiple outbound mail
servers and/or templated email and/or huge lists to support. It's really
more about your available bandwidth and tuning your mail server than need a
front-end to an MTA, at least as far as message delivery is
concerned. Qmail brags that a single instance can handle 1 million
outbound messages/day. Postfix can probably do likewise.
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