[nycphp-talk] php for mailing list app?

Dan Cech dcech at
Mon Jun 26 14:18:29 EDT 2006

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?

It sounds like you're looking for PEAR Mail_Queue:


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