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    sending large volumes of email with php

    Hello,

    I've been searching for about 2 years for an efficient way to send large volumes of CUSTOMIZED email with php with no good results.....

    The best way I've found to go ( non-cgi ) is to fopen a new php page for every X number of recipients to avoid timeouts ( and hosts that disallow the no-timeout function ) .....

    Perl forks email sending so it doesn't time out... does anyone have a good suggestion for sending large volumes of email?

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    Run the script from the command line or crontab... you should always send email this way anyway. Imagine if your browser or computer crashed 1/2 way through sending an important message...

    I think php can spawn processes too. Run another script in backticks and it should not wait for completion (or is it system() or exec()? I can never remember.)

    Owen


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