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[nycphp-talk] php for mailing list app?

Donald J Organ IV dorgan at optonline.net
Mon Jun 26 13:51:34 EDT 2006


have the script update a field in the database for the percentage complete.

I wrote an entire backup system using php and a cron'ed script that runs 
every minute, but depending on how fast your client wants these messages 
to go out would depend on how often you run the script.

Now running the script every minute isnt really a big load on the 
database because most of the time its not returning anything.  So if the 
database is index correctly, this will have no effect on the system.

robyn overstreet wrote:
> 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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