Best way to send lots of email
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Tue Sep 6 18:52:07 CDT 2005
I told a friend I would try to help him set up a little database that
sends email to a list of opt-in customers. To begin with there will only
be a few names, but he is hoping that business will grow and there will
be a few thousand eventually. I thought I'd just set up a simple stack
that uses the excellent libSMTP to send the emails.
To protect each customer's privacy, we'd prefer that emails are sent out
individually, or else in some way that doesn't display the other email
addresses. That means we can't use CC lists. We could use BCC instead
but then the recipient's name wouldn't be in the "To" field and some
spam filters might block it.
If we send each email individually it could conceivably take a long time
when the list gets larger, and spewing a lot of email at once could
trigger an ISP's spammer alert. Does anyone know how many emails it
takes before you look like a spammer?
What's the best way to handle a private mailing like this?
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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