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Large lists

PostPosted: 8:54pm, Wed 22 Apr, 2015
by RickM
Hi used to use PHPlist years ago but am really out of the loop.

We have a list of about 130K contacts And I am thinking of using PHPlist again for our campaigns.

We would be using the open source version on our hosted server. It is not a dedicated account.

I seem to remember an issue with how many emails per hours that could be sent on some hosted accounts. Is there currently a work around for this?

If not can someone please suggest a host where this will not be an issue.

Thanx, in advance for your help.

Rick

Re: Large lists

PostPosted: 6:51am, Thu 23 Apr, 2015
by Dragonrider
I seem to remember an issue with how many emails per hours that could be sent on some hosted accounts. Is there currently a work around for this?


Work around? No. The number of emails that can be sent per hour will be limited by your hosts' email sending limits.

Find this figure out, and set the relevant values in your lists/config/config.php file.
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# define the amount of emails you want to send per period. If 0, batch processing
# is disabled and messages are sent out as fast as possible
define("MAILQUEUE_BATCH_SIZE",0);

# define the length of one batch processing period, in seconds (3600 is an hour)
define("MAILQUEUE_BATCH_PERIOD",3600);

# to avoid overloading the server that sends your email, you can add a little delay
# between messages that will spread the load of sending
# you will need to find a good value for your own server
# value is in seconds, and you can use fractions, eg "0.5" is half a second
# (or you can play with the autothrottle below)
define('MAILQUEUE_THROTTLE',0);

Re: Large lists

PostPosted: 11:38am, Thu 23 Apr, 2015
by RickM
Thank you Dragonrider.

Does anyone know of hosts with high or now limits? Otherwise it will take forever for me to gent out the entire list