[nycphp-talk] php for mailing list app?

Donald J Organ IV dorgan at
Mon Jun 26 12:57:56 EDT 2006

I believe that if you run the script that sends the emails from the 
command line using say cron that the PHP has no max execution time.  
This may help.

robyn overstreet wrote:
> Hi all-
> I'm working on a mailing list (announcement only) for a client and I'm
> trying to decide if using PHP is the way to go. I'm more comfortable
> with PHP than with Perl, but it seems that Perl has better email
> handling modules available.
> When I've worked with PHP mail() before, my experience was that even a
> relatively small list of about 50 addresses took a while to loop
> through and send. I'm concerned that the server will time out for a
> larger list. I'm wondering if I need to make a socket connection.
> Can anyone point me in a good direction to research?
> Thanks in advance-
> Robyn
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