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phplist forums • View topic - Limit sending to no more than 100 emails per hour

Limit sending to no more than 100 emails per hour

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Postby H2B2 » 10:43pm, Tue 20 May, 2008

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Postby scott_see » 4:04pm, Sat 30 Aug, 2008

I work with two hosts, one limits me to 100/hr, the other 400/hr.

Siteground is 400/hr, though better double check this before you blast out email. They have different rates for different plans.
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Re: Limit sending to no more than 100 emails per hour

Postby computergenius » 8:56pm, Fri 21 Aug, 2009

I understand Cron, and I understand throttling.

But what I don't understand is - say I have 600 addresses, and limit to 200 per hour.

Do I need one Cron to start it? Or 3, to restart PHPList once every hour?

I *think* PHPList will send all 600, slowly (assuming that I get the settings correct), from one Cron job. Is that correct?
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Re: Limit sending to no more than 100 emails per hour

Postby Dragonrider » 5:41am, Sat 22 Aug, 2009

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Re: Limit sending to no more than 100 emails per hour

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Re: Limit sending to no more than 100 emails per hour

Postby computergenius » 10:54am, Sun 23 Aug, 2009

Thanks for those replies.

CS2 : So if I set the Cron to fire once an hour, it sounds as though it will "pick up where it left off". And presumably, won't start if the previous hours session is still running?

DragonRider : I could bore you witless with the number of Crons that I have set up, updating information on my websites - update the currency rates every day, so that properties for sale can be shown multicurrency, or updating events lists, so that those in the past are either repeated (if required) or deleted (if they are not going to repeat), so no outdated events ever appear, or... oops, sorry, there I went ... <G>
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Re: Limit sending to no more than 100 emails per hour

Postby Aeropars » 1:43pm, Tue 25 Aug, 2009

hi guys,

Newbie here so go easy :)

I'm using hostgator and have installed PHPList using their Fantastico installer. As part of the installer it sets up the cron job and I set it to run every 15 minutes. The link in the CPanel cron job bit shows the command line as

'cd '/home/mysite/public_html/phplist/admin/' ; php -q index.php -p processqueue > /dev/null ;'

Its set to run every 15 minutes, of every hour, on every day, of every month.

Now my host has a limit of 500 emails per hour so I'm confused as to what other settings I need to change in the software. I'm going to be emailing around 6000 users.

Can anyone tell me what i need to do in the config file?

Many thanks to anyone who can help me get this working! I'm getting desperate.
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Re: Limit sending to no more than 100 emails per hour

Postby H2B2 » 2:24am, Wed 26 Aug, 2009

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Re: Limit sending to no more than 100 emails per hour

Postby Aeropars » 11:31am, Wed 26 Aug, 2009

Many thanks for the reply. I just want to be clear before I go and set this up.

I will set the settings you suggested (which I understand) but i'm a little confused as to where the CRON job comes in. Can you perhaps explain what the cron job is doing in this instance?

Many thanks.
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Re: Limit sending to no more than 100 emails per hour

Postby ankme23 » 2:31pm, Sun 09 May, 2010

Im using hostgator and they allow 500 email per hour so can i set it to 450 per hour as i hav around 50k email list
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Re: Limit sending to no more than 100 emails per hour

Postby mikeaja » 11:44am, Fri 22 Oct, 2010

For what it's worth, I think it is crazy that so many here are using shared (and even cheap shared) hosting as the place to base mailing campaigns from.

Any shared hosting provider that allows anywhere near 500 mails per hour should be kept away from. If there are 200 + accounts on the server (which is normal), then the performance if a number start doing this will be awful.

Anyone seriously considering email campaigns from PHPlist of more than a few hundred emails should get a VPS / VDS or dedicated server.

This is not what shared hosting was designed for. I'm amazed these cheap hosting companies allow this at all. I guess they are just betting that not more than 1 or 2 people will do this at once.
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how to send emails to 100 users per time?

Postby booyeeka » 5:32pm, Fri 22 Oct, 2010

hello,
i need to send only 100 emails per day. how can i send only 100 emails per one action of sending?

tnx in adv!
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