View Full Version : makeing a mailing list

02-26-2003, 01:54 PM
how does one go about making a mailing list?? is it a third party program that reads a data base and emials each email in it or can u set up a loop making the emial and sending from in side a page that the admin runs when they want to send a new edition of the news letter or what ever they want sending???

thanks for the help

02-26-2003, 03:15 PM
You can do it either way, it depends really on the size of your mailing list.

You can write an ASP page that simply runs through a list of email addresses (from a database or wherever), using CDONTS or some other ASP email component to send emails. I've done this with 2000 addresses at a time, and it took about 2 minutes to run through 'em all.

If your mailing list is like, 10000 people or something, I'd consider getting in some 3rd party software. I don't know any offhand, but I don't think they're that expensive.

02-26-2003, 05:55 PM
If you use an ASP page and have it loop, make sure you send one email to one address, otherwise it would probably end up in peoples junk mail folder.

02-27-2003, 01:50 AM
At least on hotmail...

02-27-2003, 02:31 AM
And to reduce the size of the message. Because if there were 2000 recipiants for example, the header would be huge.

02-27-2003, 11:35 AM
thanks for the help