Hosting advised for sending messages

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Hosting advised for sending messages

Postby giorgio62 » 4:11pm, Wed 21 May, 2014

I recently installed phplist and seems like a great program. My hosting advised me to set:
not more than 800 per hour
not more than 50 email for session
How do I set the config.php? Sorry but I do not have much experience.
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Re: Hosting advised for sending messages

Postby Dragonrider » 5:52pm, Wed 21 May, 2014

This would be set in your lists/config/config.php file using a TEXT editor, not word or similar.

The section you want starts around line 330.

For 800 an hour, in batches of 50, I would suggest the following, though check with your host once you've sent a batch of messages.


The above will take 250 seconds to send each batch of 50 and will take a little over an hour to send so as you admit to being inexperienced you'll need to leave a browser window open for the process to complete.

More experienced users would no doubt consider using a CRON job which would allow you to close the browser and let phpList work away in the background. However, it's not for the faint hearted or inexperienced user.
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