View Full Version : Sending 500 emails

01-28-2003, 10:41 PM

Can anyone tell me what is the best method to send 500 emails at once. They have to be personalised, so adding the addresses in the bcc is no option. I was thinking about calling the mail-function 500 times in a while loop, but I'm not sure the server will be very happy with this ... Furthermore I have to be sure that every mail is send correctly.

If anyone can show me (with an example maybe??) how this is best done I would be very happy!

Thanx Michiel

01-29-2003, 12:14 PM
If you want to send personalized email messages, you have no other option then to make a loop where-in the message body is defined and the mail is sent.

Note that the mail server might crumble on a heavy load of mail. I've tried debugging a system like this once, and somehow mails would get lost all the time. The only way I could find to make this work was to pause between every send.

It might be a better option to provide a link to a dynamic page, or something. and make the emails static, so you can send the lot in a couple of bcc's.