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[nycphp-talk] php for mailing list app?

robyn overstreet robynover at gmail.com
Mon Jun 26 13:45:50 EDT 2006


On 6/26/06, Donald J Organ IV <dorgan at optonline.net> wrote:
> Well create a cron job that runs every x amount of minutes that looks
> for messages that have say the Send field set to 1 in the database.

Great! That makes sense.

Still wondering how to let the user know the status of the process
from the browser. Obviously, the browser PHP could check the database
repeatedly to see if the send field is set to 0, but that might create
a long wait also. Additionally, is it reasonable to query the database
in a cron job every minute? Every 5 minutes? The client will probably
only use the app weekly or monthly, but of course it needs to be ready
at any time.

TIA
Robyn

> robyn overstreet wrote:
> > On 6/26/06, Donald J Organ IV <dorgan at optonline.net> wrote:
> >
> >> 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.
> >>
> >
> > Thank you. That's helpful. It makes sense that if I run the script
> > behind the scenes, not only will it not time out, but the user won't
> > be affected by the 'long' time it takes to send mail. Since I'm
> > writing a web application, though, I don't think cron will help -- I
> > need to run the script (not in the browser) when the user hits "send
> > to subscribers". Any suggestions on how to do this?
> >
> > Thanks
> > Robyn
> >
> >
> >
> >> 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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